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Gulf - Magdalen

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 near noon and to northwest 20 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to southeast 15 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to easterly 20 to 25 Sunday afternoon then backing to northeast 25 to 30 Sunday evening.

Flurries ending near midnight. Flurries Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate this afternoon and ending near midnight.

Temperatures minus 12 rising to minus 2 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late this afternoon and to 1 to 2 after midnight. Seas subsiding to 1 or less Sunday morning then building to 1 to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind northerly 25 knots backing to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 9 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice near parts of the islands and in the extreme northwestern section. 

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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

Open water except 9 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice near
parts of the islands and in the extreme northwestern section.

 

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

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 10:00 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:58 AM AST 18 January 2020 Gale 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 gale warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, LaHave Bank, West Scotian
Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf Magdalen and Anticosti.

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

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