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Gulf - Magdalen

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 25 knots veering to northwest 30 early this morning then diminishing to northwest 20 near noon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 late this afternoon and to light this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 10 to 15 overnight and to southwest 25 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to westerly 40 near noon Thursday then diminishing to northwest 30 Thursday evening.

Rain and fog patches early this morning. Periods of snow today. Flurries Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Risk of freezing spray today. Freezing spray beginning near noon Thursday.

Temperatures plus 6 falling to minus 7 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 11 December 2019

Gulf - Magdalen - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 Thursday morning and to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon.

Gulf - Magdalen - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 or less near midnight then building to 1 to 2 Thursday morning and to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2019
Friday Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots backing to southerly 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 45.
Sunday Wind south 20 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 1 tenth new ice along parts of the coasts. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4545N 6205W to
Prince Edward Island near 4625N 6205W. Sea ice west of the ice edge

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4630N 6215W
to 4730N 6415W to 4850N 6335W to 4850N 6110W to 5050N 5805W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice west and north of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 1 tenth new ice along parts of the coasts.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2019

'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 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located from the Gulf of Maine
to Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday trough located southeast of the Marine
District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday approaching ridge located on a line
north-south over Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:46 AM AST 11 December 2019 A trough of low pressure from the Gulf of Maine to Labrador will move
to eventually lie southeast of the marine district tonight. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies ahead of the trough shift to generally
strong northwesterlies behind it.

On Thursday morning the northwesterlies will increase to gale force
across the district and could possibly approach storm force over
northernmost waters. Winds are expected to diminish somewhat over
most waters later on Thursday as a ridge of high pressure approaches
from the west.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen,
Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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