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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 11 December 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northwest 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 early this evening then increasing to northeast 25 near noon Wednesday.

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

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 11 December 2018
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind north 15 to 20 knots backing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 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 Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6210W to 4630N
6150W to 4705N 6400W to 4850N 6350W to 4925N 6515W to 4910N 6700W to
4955N 6605W to 4845N 6155W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5040N
5715W. 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 11 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5110N 5545W to 5110N 5430W to 5230N 5000W to 5500N 5000W to 5730N
5700W to 6000N 5900W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 11 December 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Funk Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the northern Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 999 mb located 400 miles
east of Cape Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 958 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:10 PM NST 11 December 2018 A trough of low pressure over Southern Funk Island Bank will continue
drifting southeastward to lie east of the district this evening.
Strong to gale force north to northwesterly winds around the trough
will diminish as it pulls away.

A low pressure system developing off Cape Hatteras is forecast to
rapidly intensify into a major storm as it approaches, crossing the
Grand Banks Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Gale to
storm force east to northeasterlies will spread across southern and
eastern waters overnight through Wednesday ahead of the low then
shift to gale to storm force north to northwesterlies in its wake.
South of the low, storm to hurricane force southwesterlies can be
expected over the Southeastern Grand Banks Wednesday evening.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect
for East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Northern Grand Banks and
Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters,
Southwest Coast and Northeast Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.

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