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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 08 April 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind light except southeast 10 to 15 knots in sea breezes late this afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 10 to 15 this evening then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 Thursday afternoon and to southeast 20 to 25 Thursday evening.

Low tonight minus 2. High Thursday plus 3.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 08 April 2020
Friday Wind southeast 35 knots veering to southwest 35 in the morning then diminishing to west 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20.
Sunday Wind west 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 8 April 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday 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 EDT 8 April 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4555N 5950W to 4555N 5930W
to 4725N 6030W to 4840N 6230W to 4925N 6015W to 4730N 5925W to 4725N
5710W to 4635N 5620W then eastward. Sea ice west north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 8 April 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 995 mb located south of West Scotian
Slope.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday intensifying low 985 mb located south
of Laurentian Fan.

At 8:00 p.m. ADT Thursday approaching low 978 mb located near the
Gulf of Maine.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
the western Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Thursday departing ridge located over the eastern
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:36 PM ADT 8 April 2020 An intense low pressure system will approach the marine district from
the west late Thursday and into Friday. Gale force winds will begin
over the western marine areas Thursday evening then spread over
remaining areas by Friday morning. Winds could potentially reach
storm force for some eastern and northern waters.

In addition, due to a series of abnormally high astronomical tides,
this system will bring higher than normal water levels and likelihood
of coastal flooding to areas along the Bay of Fundy during high tide
late Thursday evening. Marine interests are advised that a high water
level warning is in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan and Lurcher.

Marine interests are also advised that gale warnings are in effect
for Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank,
southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, and West Scotian Slope.

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