Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind southeast 25 knots and locally gusts to 35 along the coast. Wind becoming southwest 25 near noon then veering to northwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind northwest 15 to 20 Friday.

Snow changing to showers and fog banks this morning and ending this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog banks.

Temperatures minus 1 rising to plus 4 this afternoon then falling to minus 4 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots increasing to west 35.
Monday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free except open water along the coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 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 Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4555N
5935W to 4645N 5955W to 4725N 5910W to 4800N 6110W to 4840N 6145W.
Sea ice south and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4840N 6145W to 4855N 6055W to 4940N
6125W to 4950N 5840W to 4825N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4800N
5915W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except open water along the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5230W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 1008 mb located over Nova
Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 988 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 1008 mb located east of
Cape Hatteras.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 985 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday trough from 985 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM NST 18 January 2018 A trough of low pressure associated with a developing low pressure
system lying east of Cape Hatteras this morning will cross the Grand
Banks Friday morning. The low will then pass south of the Grand Banks
Friday late in the day. Over the Southern Grand Banks, strong to gale
force southerlies will develop south of the trough tonight with
strong northeasterlies to its north. Winds will shift to gale force
northerlies on Friday as the low approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Southwest Coast, South Coast, and the
Grand Banks.

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