Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 19 March 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind westerly 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 15 Tuesday evening.

A few flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to zero Tuesday morning.


Issued 05:00 AM ADT 19 March 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 19 March 2018
Wednesday Wind west 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 20 in the morning and to east 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind east 30 to 40 knots becoming southwesterly 25 to 35.
Friday Wind westerly 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 1 tenth first-year ice in the northern section near Cape Breton Island. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4510N 6005W
to 4550N 5815W to 4655N 5755W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea
ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 1 tenth first-year ice in the northern section
near Cape Breton Island.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5517W to 4545N 5330W to 4515N 4745W to 4515N 4600W to 4800N
4600W to 5300N 4930W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5109N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5029N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect


Issued 10:00 AM ADT 19 March 2018

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 19 March 2018 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today quasi-stationary low located northeast of
the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Tuesday ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Tuesday ridge located over the western Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM ADT 19 March 2018 A quasi-stationary low pressure system northeast of the district will
maintain a cold and unstable flow over the region until a ridge of
high pressure builds in by mid-week. Strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies will persist across the marine district until winds
weaken with the approach of the ridge Tuesday evening. Freezing spray
is expected over most areas except southernmost waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Cabot Strait - northern half,
Gulf-Magdalen - northeastern half, and Anticosti - western half.
Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, Cabot Strait,
and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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