West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 20 January 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots increasing to southwesterly 40 near noon then diminishing to west 30 late this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 early Sunday morning and to northwest 10 to 15 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 20 January 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this afternoon then subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 January 2018
Monday Wind northeasterly 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeasterly 15 knots increasing to southerly 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 40 knots veering to west 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5330N 5615W to 5330N 5200W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 1:41 PM AST 20 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 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 985 mb located over central Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 982 mb located north of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
western Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located over New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:59 AM AST 20 January 2018 A low pressure system approaching from Quebec will move across
Anticosti this afternoon and to lie north of Newfoundland overnight
tonight. Strong to gale force south to southwesterly winds
Ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force
Northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
All waters except Northumberland Strait, Chaleur-Miscou and
Eastern half of Anticosti. Freezing spray warnings are in
Effect for Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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