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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 October 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 this morning then diminishing to north 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to northwest 30 Sunday morning.

Rain and fog patches tonight.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 23 October 2020
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Saturday morning and to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 October 2020
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2020 Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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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 EDT 25 May 2020

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 23 October 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Oct estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5153N 5602W to 5145N 5430W to 5215N 5300W to 5500N 5030W to
5630N 5100W to 5700N 5500W to 6100N 5900W to 6200N 5600W to 5900N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 24 October 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today Hurricane Epsilon 972 mb located southwest
of Laurentian Fan.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday Hurricane Epsilon 974 mb located south of
the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today trough located over the St. Lawrence River.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday trough located over the West Coast of

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today high 1029 mb located over the northern
Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT today departing high 1029 mb located over the
northeastern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM NDT 24 October 2020 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
west today while hurricane epsilon nears the Southern Grand Banks
from the southwest. Gale force southeasterlies will spread across
southern waters this morning as hurricane epsilon approaches, while
gale force southerlies will develop over northern waters this
afternoon ahead of the trough. Gale force southeasterlies will veer
to hurricane force southwesterlies as epsilon crosses the Southern
Grand Banks Sunday morning. Gale to storm force northwesterlies are
expected in the wake of epsilon and the trough later on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks-southeastern half.
Storm warnings are in effect for Southeastern Grand
Banks-northwestern half and Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings
are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East Coast,
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Northern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 A.M. NDT, hurricane epsilon was located near latitude 36.5
north and longitude 62.1 west, about 730 nautical miles southwest of
Cape Race. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 70 knots and
central pressure at 972 MB. Epsilon is moving northward at 11 knots.
Epsilon is expected to make a turn to the northeast today and pass
through the Southern Grand Banks on Sunday as a hurricane or strong
post-tropical storm.

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