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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 February 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 20 to 25 knots increasing to east 35 this morning and to east 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 early this evening and to southwest 30 near midnight. Wind increasing to west 35 after midnight then diminishing to west 30 Friday afternoon.

Rain today and this evening. Risk of thunderstorms this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating after midnight.

Temperatures near plus 2.


Issued 05:00 PM AST 26 February 2020
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Thursday morning. Seas building to 4 to 6 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 February 2020
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water. 

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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 EST 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4515N
6055W to 4555N 5935W to 4520N 5830W to 4635N 5750W to 4730N 5830W to
Newfoundland near 4710N 5525W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4730N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 5000W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5626W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5610W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Shore

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 February 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. AST today intensifying trough from 988 mb low located
from New England to Georges Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday trough from 985 mb low located from New
Brunswick to Laurentian Fan.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Friday trough from 986 mb low located on a line
east-west over the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over eastern Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. AST today departing ridge located east of Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM AST 27 February 2020 A low pressure system will intensify southeast of the Great Lakes and
approach the district to lie over Maine by this evening. On Friday
the low will move into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Winds will increase
to gale to storm force easterlies across the district today ahead of
the low then shift to gale force southwesterlies south of the low.

These very strong easterly winds will result in higher than normal
water levels in the Gulf of St Lawrence along east to northeast
facing coastlines of Eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island,
Cape Breton Island and Îles-de-la-Madeleine near high tide this
evening. Ice rafting against these coastlines may also occur.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, eastern shore - eastern half,
Sable - eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait,
Northumberland Strait - eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait - northern half, Gulf-Magdalen,
Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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