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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 15 to 20 knots veering to east 25 this evening then increasing to east 35 overnight. Wind diminishing to east 25 near noon Friday then increasing to west 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Snow beginning near midnight changing to flurries Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray late this afternoon and this evening.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 6 this afternoon then rising to zero overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2020
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2020
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 in the afternoon and to light late in the day.
Sunday Wind northeast 20 knots.
Monday Wind north 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 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 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4845N 5045W
to 5055N 4900W to 5515N 5245W to 5615N 5615W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4730N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 5000W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5626W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5610W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2020

'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 27 February 2020

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 3:00 AM NST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located over southern Labrador Sea.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:54 AM NST 27 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Sea will cross Belle
Isle Bank this morning before moving east of the district by this
evening. Gale force northwesterlies can be expected over northern
waters in the wake of this feature.

Meanwhile, an intensifying trough of low pressure will approach the
marine district from the southwest on Friday. Gale to storm force
easterlies will spread across most waters ahead of the trough
tonight, with strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Southwest Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf,
and the Grand Banks.

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