Georges Bank


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 20 to 25 this morning then increasing to west 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 overnight then increasing to northwest 30 Thursday afternoon.

Rain and fog patches ending this morning with a risk of thunderstorms. Showers beginning this evening and changing to flurries and showers Thursday morning.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 24 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2018
Friday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 knots.

Ice Forecast

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

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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

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 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 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 2:50 AM AST 24 January 2018 A low pressure system over Northern New Brunswick 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 some northern waters 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

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
northern half of Cabot Strait, northern half of Gulf-Magdalen, and
southeast half of Anticosti. 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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