Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots backing to southeast 15 overnight then increasing to southeast 20 Friday morning. Wind backing to east 25 Friday afternoon then increasing to east 35 to 45 Friday evening.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon and to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Special ice warning in effect. Open water except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice in the western section. 

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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 Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6525W to Nova
Scotia near 4500N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4450N 6225W to 4450N
6210W to 4510N 6100W to 4600N 5930W to 4545N 5650W to 4635N 5605W to
4725N 5625W to Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice north and west
of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

Open water except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice
in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4230N 5000W to 4230N 4840W to 4615N 4225W to 4900N
4225W to 5400N 4835W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5045N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5745W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019

'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.

Special ice warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 09:00 AM EST 20 March 2019

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today departing trough located over Belle Isle
Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today high located on a line east-west over the
southern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday high located east of the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located over Labrador.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT today dissipating ridge located over northern
Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:45 AM NDT 21 March 2019 A trough of low pressure over the Belle Isle Bank will move east of
the marine district this morning. Over northern waters strong to gale
force northwesterlies are forecast behind the trough.

On Friday a low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the
southwest. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds are forecast to
develop during the day for most waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Northeast Coast and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Belle Isle Bank.

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