Georges Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 12 December 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 this afternoon and to southeast 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to southerly 20 late overnight then increasing to southwest 35 Wednesday morning. Wind veering to westerly 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain beginning near noon. Risk of thunderstorms tonight changing to a few showers Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 12 December 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 2 to 3 late this afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 4 to 6 Wednesday morning and to 6 to 8 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 December 2017
Thursday Wind westerly 35 knots diminishing to westerly 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots backing to northerly 40.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 December 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5430N 4700W to 5500N 4800W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 10:00 AM AST 12 December 2017

'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 10:00 AM AST 12 December 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the eastern Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located northeast of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight deepening low 984 mb located over New
England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday low 968 mb located near the St. Lawrence
River.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:53 AM AST 12 December 2017 A low pressure system currently over the Great Lakes will intensify
today as it moves to lie over New England this evening. The low will
continue to deepen tonight and Wednesday and will lie near the St.
Lawrence River Wednesday evening. Gale force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of the low and will shift to gale force southwesterlies
in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Anticosti.

In addition, marine interests are advised that higher than normal
waters levels can be expected at high tide along the Atlantic Coast
of Nova Scotia tonight and again at high tide on Wednesday. Higher
than normal water levels are also expected at high tide over the
Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence on Wednesday.

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