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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 knots and locally gusts to 40 along the coast. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 overnight then increasing to east 25 to 35 near noon Thursday. Wind backing to northeast 35 to 45 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending overnight. Snow Thursday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections late this afternoon and tonight.

Temperatures plus 2 falling to minus 4 to zero this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 January 2021

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres.

East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots backing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 19 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 3:30 AM NST 20 January 2021 Today At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 968 mb located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 984 mb located over central Labrador
Coast.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 1012 mb located off the East Coast of
the U.S.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located south of Laurentian
Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM NST 20 January 2021 A low pressure system over the Funk Island Bank will move to lie over
Belle Isle Bank this afternoon then track northwestwards towards the
Labrador coast tonight. Strong to gale force east or northeasterlies
ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its
wake.

Meanwhile, a second intensifying low pressure will develop off the
Eastern Seaboard today and track across the Grand Banks on Thursday.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterly winds will develop ahead of
the low and shift to gale to storm force west to northwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle
- eastern half, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk
Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast, Northeast
Coast, and Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half.

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