Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 23 March 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind south 15 to 20 knots increasing to west 30 late overnight and locally gusts to 40 along the coast Sunday.

Periods of rain and fog patches changing to flurries or showers this evening and ending Sunday morning.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 23 March 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 23 March 2019
Monday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Special ice warning in effect. Open water except 6 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 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 4605N 5925W to 4605N 5735W to Newfoundland
near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

Open water except 6 first-year ice in the western section. Unusual
presence of sea ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4110N 5110W to 4135N 4900W to 4600N 4150W to 4900N
4215W to 5650N 5400W to 6020N 5900W to 6200N 5630W to 5740N 4820W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5037N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4942N 5754W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Special ice warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 09:00 AM EST 23 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 3:30 PM NDT 23 March 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 983 mb located over Prince Edward Island.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 978 mb located over Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 992 mb located over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Sunday trough located over eastern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:27 PM NDT 23 March 2019 A low pressure system over Laurentian Fan will rapidly deepen as it
moves northward tonight then weaken into a trough over the East
Labrador Sea Sunday afternoon. Strong to gale force southerlies will
shift to strong westerly in its wake Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect East
Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand
Banks.

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