Georges Bank


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 15 November 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to north 25 this morning and to light this afternoon. Wind increasing to east 15 this evening then veering to southeast 20 overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 45 Friday morning then veering to southwesterly 40 Friday afternoon.

Rain beginning after midnight and ending Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 15 November 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon and to 1 to 2 this evening. Seas building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Friday morning and to 5 to 7 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 15 November 2018
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15.
Monday Wind southerly 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 May 2018 Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 May 2018

Ice Edge

Ice edge is outside the forecast region.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5552W to 5200N 5400W to 5200N 5030W to 5400N 5030W to
5730N 5330W to 5800N 5630W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 03:00 AM AST 15 November 2018

'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 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 945 mb located northeast of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 944 mb located northeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 1010 mb located near Cape Hatteras.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Friday low 987 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over New England.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Friday departing ridge located over the eastern
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM AST 15 November 2018 An intense low pressure system will continue to track east of
Newfoundland today. Gale to storm force northwesterlies in the wake
of the low will begin to diminish today as the low moves further away
over the northern Atlantic and a ridge of high pressure builds in
from the west.

On Friday a second low pressure system will track across the region.
At this time it is expected that this low pressure system will track
across Nova Scotia, from the southwest to the northeast. There
remains uncertainty in the final track and intensity of this system.
Slight changes in the track of this low could significantly change
some of the marine forecasts, especially for regions that border Nova
Scotia and New Brunswick. There is also a possibility that storm
force southeasterlies ahead of this low may develop over southwestern
waters on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore-eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan,
Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, and Anticosti. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters.

High winds will produce rough and pounding surf along west facing
shorelines in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this morning.

Outlook for the start-up of the Southwest New Brunswick lobster

Today..Winds northwest 30 knots diminishing to 20 by mid-morning
(lfa38 and western lfa36) and later in the morning (eastern lfa36).
Winds diminishing to north 10 to 15 throughout the Bay of Fundy in
the afternoon. Waves 2 metres over southern sections of the fishing
districts, subsiding to less than 1 in the afternoon.

Friday..Winds becoming southeast 15 to 20 knots early in the day and
then increasing to easterly 40 late morning for Grand Manan then 35
in the afternoon for Fundy. Winds becoming northerly 25 to 35 in the

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