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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 February 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 15 knots veering to east 15 to 20 this evening then increasing to east 20 to 25 overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 Thursday morning then veering to southwest 35 Thursday afternoon.

Showers beginning this afternoon changing to rain Thursday morning with a risk of thunderstorms. Fog patches dissipating Thursday evening.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 26 February 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 February 2020
Friday Wind southwest 40 knots diminishing to west 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable 15.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4530N
5955W to 4520N 5750W to 4640N 5800W to 4725N 5820W to Newfoundland
near 4710N 5525W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4715N 4635W to 4910N 4525W to 5400N 5000W to 6000N
5830W to 6230N 5430W to 5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5626W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5610W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 February 2020

'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 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 1009 mb located over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 1009 mb located east of

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 1002 mb located southeast
of the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 986 mb located over southern Maine.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the western Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight weakening ridge located from the Gulf of
St. Lawrence to East Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:35 AM AST 26 February 2020 A low pressure system over Laurentian Fan at forecast time will move
northeast out of the district this morning. Strong southwesterlies
are expected south of the low early this morning before diminishing
to light to moderate northerlies behind it.

A second low pressure system will intensify southeast of the Great
Lakes this evening and will approach the district on Thursday to lie
over Southern Maine by Thursday evening. Strengthening easterlies
ahead of this low will reach gale force across the district on
Thursday. Those easterly gales are also expected to briefly reach
storm force Thursday afternoon for Grand Manan and Lurcher.
Over southwestern waters, winds will shift to gale force
southwesterlies Thursday evening.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan and Lurcher. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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