East Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to westerly 25 to 35 late this morning then becoming west 30 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain and fog patches with a risk of thunderstorms this morning changing to flurries early this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.

A risk of freezing spray over northern sections Tuesday.

Temperatures plus 16 falling to minus 3 Tuesday morning.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 21 January 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 20 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots increasing to southerly 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southerly 45 knots diminishing to southwest 30.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4440N 6705W to
4315N 6545W to 4420N 6350W to Nova Scotia near 4430N 6345W. Sea ice
within the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4440N
6220W to 4550N 5910W to 4830N 6125W to 4920N 6120W to 4920N 5950W to
5000N 5800W to 4750N 6015W to Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5620W to
Newfoundland near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5500W to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5115W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5152N 5607W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 984 mb located over the Bay of Fundy.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 987 mb located over the northeastern
Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Tuesday low 994 mb located northeast of Anticosti
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday low 1000 mb located east of Cabot Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM AST 21 January 2019 A deepening low pressure over the Bay of Fundy will track east of
Anticosti Island Monday evening. Gale to storm force southerlies
south of the track will diminish to strong to gale force westerlies
in its wake. North of the low gale to storm force northeasterlies
will gradually diminish as the low moves into the Gulf of St.
Lawrence today.

On Tuesday the remnant of the low will move from near Anticosti to
east of Cabot Strait Tuesday evening. This will give strong to gale
force west to northwesterlies for most of the day.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen western half, and Miscou
eastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all other waters except
Fundy, Grand Manan, and Chaleur-Miscou western half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except West
Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Laurentian Fan, Northumberland
Strait - western half, and Chaleur - Miscou.

Higher than normal water levels combined with rough and pounding surf
are expected this morning along the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova
Scotia. Minor flooding is possible from ship harbour west to
Yarmouth. For the Southern Bay of Fundy from cape split west to
Digby County, higher than normal water levels are expected near noon
today. For the Southern Bay of Chaleur and south to Miramichi,
higher than normal water levels are expected this afternoon.
There may also be ice rafting and pile up near the coast.

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