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Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 26 February 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 15 Saturday morning. Wind backing to southwest 15 Saturday afternoon then increasing to southwest 25 Saturday evening.

Flurries this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Saturday morning.

Temperatures minus 6 rising to minus 1 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2021
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots becoming southeast 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 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 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4615N 6000W to 4710N 6015W
to 4700N 6105W to 4935N 6130W to 4950N 5820W to 4810N 5935W to 4725N
5920W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea ice west then north then
east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:23 PM EST 26 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4635N 4915W to 4735N 4755W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5112N 5606W to the Labrador coast near 5200N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2021

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2021

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located over Funk Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday trough located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Saturday low 1010 mb located over Maine.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Avalon Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:55 PM NST 26 February 2021 A trough of low pressure over Funk Island Bank will continue eastward
tonight and depart to the east Saturday morning. Strong to gale force
west to northwesterlies will diminish to moderate to strong
westerlies over eastern waters as the trough departs and a ridge of
high pressure approaches from the west.

On Saturday, strong to gale force southwesterlies are expected to
develop over western waters between a passing ridge of high pressure
and a trough approaching from the west.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Northeast Coast and East Coast - north of Cape St.
Francis.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Grand Banks.

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