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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 30 knots backing to west 25 early this evening then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to north 20 Thursday morning then backing to northwest 25 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending near midnight.

A risk of freezing spray over northern sections today and Thursday.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 January 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon then becoming northeast 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday 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 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 EST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6240W to Prince
Edward Island near 4600N 6240W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4625N 6310W
to 4715N 6405W to 4840N 6345W to 4845N 6150W to 5040N 5820W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice west and north of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 19 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 970 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 984 mb located over central Labrador
Coast.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 1012 mb located off the East Coast of
the U.S.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located south of Laurentian
Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM NST 20 January 2021 A low pressure system over Belle Isle Bank will track northwestwards
towards the Labrador coast tonight. Strong to gale force easterlies
ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its
wake.

Meanwhile, a second intensifying low pressure will develop off the
Eastern Seaboard today and track across the Grand Banks on Thursday.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterly winds will develop ahead of
the low and shift to gale to storm force west to northwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle
- eastern half, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk
Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast, Northeast
Coast, and Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half.

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