Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 November 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 early this morning then diminishing to northwest 25 late this morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 this afternoon and to light near noon Friday. Wind becoming southwest 15 Friday evening.

Rain ending early this morning.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 23 November 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 November 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind northwesterly 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.

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Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 June 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect


Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 November 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 984 mb located near Halifax.
By 10:00 a.m. AST today low 976 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 983 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Friday approaching ridge located over the Gulf
of Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:08 AM AST 23 November 2017 A low pressure system currently near Halifax will continue to
intensify as it tracks northeastward into the Gulf of St. Lawrence
this morning. Gale to storm force southerlies will continue to spread
eastward ahead of this low with a quick shift to gale to storm force
northwesterlies behind it. These northwesterlies will begin to
diminish over western waters this morning but will remain strong over
northeasternmost waters until this evening.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot
Strait, Northumberland Strait - eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen -
eastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests in the northern part of Cabot Strait are also
advised to prepare for higher than normal water levels today
During high tide along the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland from a
combination of storm surge and high waves and pounding surf.
These conditions have the potential to cause minor coastal flooding
or infrastructure damage.

Outlook for the start of the Southwest Nova lobster fishery.
Sunday..Winds westerly 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 30
knots by the afternoon.
Monday..Winds northwesterly 25 knots.
Tuesday..Winds northwesterly 25 knots diminishing to northwesterly 15
to 20 knots in the afternoon.

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