Southwestern Shore

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 10 to 15 knots veering to southeast 20 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 after midnight and to northwest 15 Thursday morning.

Snow changing to snow or rain this afternoon then to showers near midnight and ending late overnight. Fog patches forming this afternoon and dissipating late overnight.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 17 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 this afternoon then subsiding to 1 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind westerly 20 knots.

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Shore

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 January 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located east of Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 1018 mb located near Cape Cod.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Thursday low 996 mb located over western
Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM AST 17 January 2018 A low pressure system will develop along the New England coast today
and is now expected to track along Nova Scotia to lie over Western
Newfoundland by Thursday afternoon. As a result, strong to
Gale force southeasterlies are expected ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
southwestern shore and eastern shore.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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