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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2024

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 this morning and to south 35 this evening. Wind veering to west 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Showers today. Showers and fog Thursday changing to flurries. Fog patches forming this morning and dissipating this evening.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to zero Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2024
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 5 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2024
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except consolidated grey-white ice in a few sheltered bays. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay – 44488 West Chedabucto Bay – 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4529N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4509N 6448W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4622N
5930W to 4718N 6010W to 4818N 6235W to 4915N 6037W to 4933N 5903W to
4816N 5942W to 4725N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except consolidated grey-white ice in a few sheltered
bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:51 PM EST 27 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 4900N 4735W to 5250N 4805W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2024

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 983 mb located over the
Great Lakes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 971 mb located over northern Quebec.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching trough from low located
over Maine.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today high located south of the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary high located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:45 AM NST 28 February 2024 A low pressure system will track northeastwards across Quebec today
to lie near Ungava Bay on Thursday. Meanwhile, a ridge of high
pressure south of the Grand Banks will move southeast of the marine
district and become nearly stationary. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterlies will spread across all waters today between these two
features. Winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies over
western waters on Thursday as a trough associated with the low moves
into the district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf waters.

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