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Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 21 November 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Wind north 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this evening and to light late overnight. Wind increasing to south 15 to 20 Friday afternoon and to south 25 to 30 Friday evening.

Rain and fog patches Friday evening.

Low tonight plus 1. High Friday plus 10.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 21 November 2019
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots veering to west 25 to 30.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 November 2019 Today Tonight and Friday 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 EST 21 November 2019 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4550N 6155W to 4840N 6045W
to Quebec near 5125N 5735W. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 21 November 2019 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 984 mb located over the
southwestern Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Friday trough located west of New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Friday trough located on a line north-south over
the western Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Friday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:59 PM AST 21 November 2019 A departing low pressure system over the Grand Banks will maintain
gale force northerlies over easternmost waters this evening.

On Friday, a trough of low pressure will approach the district from
the west to lie over the western marine disrict by evening. Moderate
to strong southerlies will develop ahead of the trough and shift to
strong to gale force southwest to westerlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope,
Banquereau and Laurentian Fan.

Outlook for the start of the Southwest Nova lobster fishery.
Sunday...Winds west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the
Morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 in the
Afternoon and to east 30 early in the evening.
Monday...Winds southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 25
Late in the evening.
Tuesday...Winds northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the
Morning and to light in the afternoon.

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