Georges Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 February 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to southeast 20 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 30 near noon Sunday and to southeast 45 Sunday afternoon.

Showers ending this morning. Rain beginning Sunday morning. Risk of thunderstorms Sunday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 23 February 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon and to 3 to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 February 2019
Monday Wind west 40 knots increasing to west 50 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 45 knots veering to northwest 35 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W to Nova
Scotia near 4440N 6550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4400N 6440W to 4445N
6220W to 4405N 6055W to 4450N 5910W to 4430N 5810W to 4515N 5705W to
4720N 5850W to 4635N 5620W to 4630N 5530W then eastward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4720N 5250W to 4635N 4825W to 4655N 4645W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N
4700W to 5700N 5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5628W to Newfoundland near 5127N 5614W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 February 2019

'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 3:00 AM AST 23 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Quebec.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday warm front from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday warm front from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:42 AM AST 23 February 2019 A ridge west of the marine district is giving strong cold
northwesterlies today. Late today into this evening a low passing
east of Newfoundland will increase winds to possibly gale force over
easternmost water this evening. These northwesterlies will continue
to give freezing spray over open water for the northeastern section
of the marine district today and tonight but will gradually diminish
on Sunday.

A warm front ahead of a complex low pressure system will approach the
western marine district on Sunday. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies will spread into the western marine district after
noon on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher and Browns Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Georges Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, West Scotian
Slope, eastern shore -western half, Sable - western half and East
Scotian Slope - western half.

In addition freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore,
Sable, Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf Magdalen -
northeastern half, and Anticosti.

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