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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 20 November 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 20 to 25 early this evening then backing to north 25 to 30 near midnight. Wind north 25 to 30 Thursday.

Rain tonight and Thursday morning.

Temperatures near plus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 November 2019
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 to 25.
Sunday Wind light increasing to north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 November 2019 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 EST 20 November 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

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 10:00 AM AST 20 November 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 998 mb located south of
Georges Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday low 989 mb located over southwestern

At 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 990 mb located over eastern

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM AST 20 November 2019 A low pressure system south of Georges Bank will move slowly
northeastward to lie over the slope waters later today and over
Banquereau by Thursday afternoon. Strong to gale force northeasterly
winds ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force
Westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian
Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, and Cabot Strait -
southern half.

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