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Georges Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 this morning and to northwest 15 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light early this evening then increasing to southerly 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind backing to southeast 20 overnight then increasing to southerly 35 to 45 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to west 25 near noon Sunday and to westerly 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

Flurries ending near noon. Snow or rain beginning near midnight and becoming rain and fog patches Sunday morning with a risk of thunderstorms then showers near noon Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 11 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 17 January 2020
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 Saturday morning and to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots veering to northerly 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind northerly 15 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4610N 6000W to 4700N
6000W to 4840N 6150W to 5035N 5750W to 4750N 5950W to 4725N 5920W to
Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice west then east then north of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing low 955 mb located east of
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 1007 mb located near Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 994 mb located near Fourchu.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:39 AM AST 18 January 2020 Gale to storm force northerly winds over eastern waters in the wake
of an intense low pressure system east of Newfoundland will gradually
diminish throughout the day as the disturbance moves northeastward
away from the district.

A second low will develop near Cape Cod overnight tonight and track
near the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia on Sunday to lie near
Fourchu Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
forecast ahead of the low while strong to gale force easterlies are
expected north of it.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, and Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for
Browns Bank, Georges Bank, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope,
Northumberland Strait, Gulf Magdalen and Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except Georges
Bank.

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