Laurentian Fan


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 17 December 2018

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 30 early this evening then increasing to southwest 35 late overnight. Wind veering to northwest 35 Tuesday evening.

Rain changing to showers late this evening then to flurries Tuesday evening. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening. Fog patches dissipating late overnight.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 17 December 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon and to 4 to 6 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 17 December 2018
Wednesday Wind northwest 40 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4615N 6115W to 4720N
6350W to 4850N 6350W to 5000N 6530W to 4955N 6450W to 4920N 6400W to
4840N 6200W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5725W. Sea ice
west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4700N 6155W to 4715N 6220W to 4750N
6130W to 4735N 6105W to 4700N 6155W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5553W to 5300N 5200W to 5415N 5200W to 5730N 5700W then

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 3:30 PM AST 17 December 2018

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 17 December 2018 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 985 mb located over East Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 982 mb located over Eastern Shore.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Tuesday low 976 mb located near Cape Breton Island.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday low 972 mb located south of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:30 PM AST 17 December 2018 A low pressure system over East Scotian Slope will intensify as it
tracks near Cape Breton Island tonight. Strong to gale force easterly
winds will continue to spread ahead of this system across the eastern
marine district this evening. Gale force west to northwesterlies will
develop across the entire district in the wake of the low later
tonight and Tuesday. Winds are expected to reach storm force over
some Gulf waters later on Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Gulf-Magdalen. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining marine

Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels and heavy pounding surf are expected on Tuesday along the Îles
de la Madeleine, as well as north to northwest-facing coastlines of
Western Cape Breton, Eastern Prince Edward Island and Northern Nova

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