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West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 01 March 2024

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 near midnight then backing to south 15 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to south 20 Saturday evening.

Scattered showers Saturday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections late this afternoon and this evening.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 2 rising to plus 8 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 01 March 2024
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 late Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 01 March 2024
Sunday Wind south 25 knots.
Monday Wind west 15 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday 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 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 Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac 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 1 March 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4622N 5930W
to 4718N 6010W to 4819N 6228W to 4926N 6050W to 4956N 5844W to 4816N
5942W to 4725N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 1 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4725N 4645W to 4900N 4710W to 5300N 4855W to 5815N
5730W to 5835N 5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 3:30 PM AST 01 March 2024

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 3:30 PM AST 1 March 2024 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located over New England.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Saturday ridge located southeast of the Marine
District.

At 3:30 p.m. AST Saturday approaching trough located over the East
Coast of the U.S.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:09 PM AST 1 March 2024 Strong to gale force westerlies will diminish from west to east
tonight and Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds to lie south
of the district by early Saturday morning and southeast of the
district by Saturday afternoon.

An approaching trough of low pressure will give strengthening
southerly winds over western waters late Saturday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen,
Chaleur-Miscou - eastern half and Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except Georges
Bank.

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