Georges Bank


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 22 March 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots veering to westerly 40 this evening then diminishing to northwest 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Friday evening.

Showers ending Friday afternoon.


Issued 05:00 PM ADT 22 March 2018
Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Friday morning and to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 22 March 2018
Saturday Wind north 15 knots increasing to north 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northeast 30 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4510N 6005W
to 4530N 5810W to 4650N 5725W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea
ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4652N 5408W to 4530N 5314W to 4500N 4744W to 4515N 4529W to 4700N
4529W to 5100N 4744W to 5300N 4929W to 5600N 5144W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5109N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 5:43 PM ADT 22 March 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 3:30 PM ADT 22 March 2018 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 989 mb located near LaHave Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Friday low 991 mb located over Cabot Strait.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT today warm front from low located from LaHave
Bank to Laurentian Fan.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Friday warm front from low located from Cabot
Strait to the Avalon Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:20 PM ADT 22 March 2018 A low pressure system near LaHave Bank at forecast time will slowly
move northeast to lie over Cabot Strait Friday morning before moving
off across Newfoundland later on Friday. Over northern waters east to
northeast gales will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies on
Friday. Over southern waters strong to gale force southgwesterlies
will diminish to moderate to strong westerlies later on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except for the western half of Chaleur-Miscou and the
northwestern half of Anticosti.

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