East Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 25 February 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 15 to 20 knots veering to southeast 25 late this evening then increasing to southeast 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Monday afternoon.

Rain or snow beginning this evening changing to rain late overnight and ending near noon Monday. Fog patches forming after midnight and dissipating Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 25 February 2018
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 3 to 4 Monday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 25 February 2018
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeasterly 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4525N
6015W to 4515N 5710W to 4625N 5650W to 4730N 5855W to Newfoundland
near 4705N 5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5309W to 4645N 4715W to 5000N 4615W to 5115N 4630W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Scotian Slope

Issued 10:00 AM AST 25 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 25 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Gaspe Peninsula.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Monday departing ridge located on a line
north-south over eastern Banquereau.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Monday low 1006 mb located over Fourchu.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 AM AST 25 February 2018 A trough of low pressure will approach the western marine district
this evening then move slowly eastward to lie over the eastern marine
district Monday evening while developing into a low pressure system.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the trough
then shift to strong northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian
Slope, Banquereau and Laurentian Fan. Freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Banquereau and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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