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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 February 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 35 to 45 knots increasing to southwest 45 to 55 early this morning then veering to west 55 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 overnight and to west 25 Sunday morning. Wind backing to south 30 Sunday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Severe freezing spray becoming moderate overnight and ending Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to plus 1 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 03 February 2023
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon and to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 5 tenths new ice in a few bays along the coast. 

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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 Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac 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 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4538N 6452W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4543N 6215W to 4635N
6150W to 4650N 6339W to 4800N 6300W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to
5045N 5740W to 4815N 5945W to 4722N 5923W to Newfoundland near 4729N
5610W. Sea ice west then northeast of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4658N 6157W to 4713N 6215W to 4753N
6129W to 4738N 6105W to 4658N 6157W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 5 tenths new ice in a few bays along the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 3 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4855N 4840W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 February 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 February 2023

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 3:00 AM NST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located near Lake Melville.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 968 mb located over eastern Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NST 4 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over Belle Isle Bank will move to lie north
of the marine district this morning. Gale to storm force west to
southwesterlies will continue today in its wake.

Later today, a low pressure system near Lake Melville will move
southward across Belle Isle Bank. Gale to storm force northwesterlies
are expected over most waters tonight behind the low with hurricane
force winds expected over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Belle Isle Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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