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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 25 to 30 knots increasing to west 35 this afternoon then veering to northwest 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 Wednesday morning and to northwest 30 Wednesday evening.

Rain changing to snow near noon then to flurries this evening and ending Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 18 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 to 25 knots late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 25 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2018 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 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 Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4615N 6115W to 4720N
6350W to 4850N 6350W to 5000N 6530W to 4955N 6450W to 4920N 6400W to
4840N 6200W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5725W. Sea ice
west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4700N 6155W to 4715N 6220W to 4750N
6130W to 4735N 6105W to 4700N 6155W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5553W to 5300N 5200W to 5415N 5200W to 5500N 5500W then
northwestwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

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Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 December 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 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 974 mb located over Cabot Strait.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday deepening low 972 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM AST 18 December 2018 An intense low pressure system located over Cabot Strait will
Slowly move across Southern Newfoundland tonight before departing
northeast of Newfoundland on Wednesday. Winds behind the low will
increase to gale force northwesterlies across the district this
afternoon and those gales are expected to reach storm force over
The Gulf-Magdalen waters later today. Cold air behind this system
will give freezing spray to Anticosti tonight and Wednesday with
A risk of freezing spray to the remaining Gulf waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Gulf-Magdalen. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining marine
waters. A freezing spray warning is in effect for Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels and heavy pounding surf are expected today and tonight along
the Îles de la Madeleine, as well as north to northwest-facing
coastlines of Western Cape Breton, Eastern Prince Edward Island and
Northern Nova Scotia.

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