Laurentian Fan

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 14 December 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southerly 45 this evening then veering to westerly 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 25 near noon Friday and to west 15 to 20 Friday evening.

Periods of rain ending Friday morning. Risk of thunderstorms this evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 14 December 2017
Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 45 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 30 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 3:30 PM AST 14 December 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 14 December 2017 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 962 mb located over Labrador.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 996 mb located over East Scotian Slope.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday departing low 986 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Friday high located west of Long Island.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Friday high located west of Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:21 PM AST 14 December 2017 Gale force westerlies will persist over northern waters tonight and
most of the day Friday as an intense low pressure system over
Labrador drifts northward.

A second fast-moving low pressure system currently over the East
Scotian Slope will cross Laurentian Fan this evening then move
northeast of Newfoundland overnight. Gale force southerlies ahead of
the low will shift to gale force westerlies in its wake.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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