Browns Bank


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 20 March 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 15 knots diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to northeast 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to northeast 25 to 30 early Wednesday morning and to northeast 40 near noon Wednesday.

Rain beginning Wednesday morning.


Issued 05:00 PM ADT 20 March 2018
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 early Wednesday morning and to 4 to 6 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 20 March 2018
Thursday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots backing to northerly 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 15.
Saturday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4510N 6005W
to 4530N 5810W to 4650N 5725W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea
ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4653N 5409W to 4530N 5330W to 4500N 4745W to 4515N 4530W to 4800N
4600W to 5300N 4930W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5109N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5029N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Browns Bank

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 20 March 2018

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 20 March 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Wednesday warm front from low located southwest
of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Wednesday warm front from low located on a line
east-west over the southern Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:54 PM ADT 20 March 2018 A warm front will approach the Maritimes from the southwest on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds north of the
trough will spread to most of the district by Thursday morning and
switch to strong to gale force southwesterly winds in its wake.

Environment and climate change Canada meteorologists are monitoring
the development of this feature as it forms southwest of the marine
district. Current information is suggesting that the track of this
warm front along the slope waters may shift southeastward Wednesday
evening which would maintain gale force northeasterlies over the
slope waters longer than is currently expected. Given that there
remains some uncertainty in the development of this feature, marine
interests are advised to monitor subsequent forecasts particularly
from Georges Bank to Laurentian Fan.

Marine interests are also advised that gale warnings are in effect
for all marine waters except for Cabot Strait and the Gulf of St.
Lawrence waters.

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