Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southwest 30 knots diminishing to southwest 20 this morning then veering to northwest 25 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Thursday morning then increasing to northwest 25 Thursday evening.

Rain and fog patches ending early this morning. A few flurries beginning Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray overnight and Thursday morning. Freezing spray beginning Thursday evening.

Temperatures plus 8 falling to minus 8 Thursday morning.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 24 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2018
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 30.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 4 tenths grey ice in eastern sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 4 tenths grey ice in eastern sections.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect


Issued 06:21 AM AST 24 January 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 3:00 AM AST 24 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 990 mb located over northern
New Brunswick.
By 3:00 a.m. AST today low 972 mb located east of Labrador.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located on a line north-south over
western Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday deepening low 1011 mb located south of
West Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 1002 mb located east of Laurentian

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 6:23 AM AST 24 January 2018 A low pressure system over the Gaspé Peninsula early this morning
will move across Southern Labrador this evening while a trough of low
pressure moves across the district. South to southeast gales
affecting most of the district ahead of the trough will occasionally
reach storm force over Northern Cabot Strait early this morning
before shifting to strong to gale force southwesterlies later this
morning behind the trough. Strong to gale force westerlies will
persist over northernmost waters tonight and Thursday while southern
waters will see generally strong northwesterlies. Colder air moving
back over much of the district tonight and Thursday will bring
occasional freezing spray over northern waters as well as over
southern coastal waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
northern half of Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Fundy, Grand Manan, and Lurcher.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, northwestern
half of Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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