Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 14 December 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 25 this afternoon then increasing to west 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 30 near noon Friday and to southwest 20 Friday evening.

A few showers or a few flurries ending near noon. Rain or snow beginning this afternoon and changing to flurries late overnight.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 14 December 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 5 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northerly 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 30 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25.
Monday Wind westerly 20 knots diminishing to variable 15.

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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 (In effect)

Gale warning in effect


Issued 10:00 AM 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing low 962 mb located over western

At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 996 mb located southwest of Georges
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 991 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.

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 9:53 AM AST 14 December 2017 An intense low pressure system over Western Labrador will move over
Northern Labrador by Friday morning. Gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over northern and eastern waters today.
Winds will remain gale force over northern waters for most of the day
on Friday.

A second low pressure system will quickly move across the slope
waters this afternoon before tracking across Laurentian Fan this
evening. Gales are expected around the second low however a brief
period of southerly storm force winds is possible over the slope
waters depending on the track and intensity of this low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Georges Bank-southern half, West Scotian Slope-southern half, eastern
shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan
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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