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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 16 April 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 25 late this evening. Wind southwest 20 to 25 Saturday.

Rain with a risk of thunderstorms changing to showers overnight.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM ADT 16 April 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 16 April 2021
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind westerly 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 16 April 2021 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 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 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 16 April 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5016N 5954W to 5042N 5838W to
Newfoundland near 5042N 5725W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 15 April 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4703N 5258W to 4715N 5045W to 5110N 4850W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N
5830W to 6030N 5150W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5126N 5710W to Newfoundland near 5045N 5704W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 16 April 2021

'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 ADT 16 April 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today quasi-stationary low 994 mb located near
Cape Cod.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT today trough from low located on a line east-west
over the southwestern Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Saturday weakening trough from low located from
the Gulf of Maine to East Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 AM ADT 16 April 2021 A trough of low pressure will approach from the west today and move
slowly across the southern marine district later today and tonight
before gradually weakening on Saturday. Strong to gale force easterly
winds are expected ahead and near the trough today and then will
weaken slightly on Saturday. South of the trough winds will shift to
moderate to strong westerlies.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore,
LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope and East Scotian Slope.


Outlook for the start-up of the eastern shore lobster fishery...

Sunday...Winds variable 10 to 15 knots becoming westerly 20 in the
afternoon. Sea state near 2 metres.
Monday...Winds westerly 20 to 25 knots. Sea state near 2 metres.
Tuesday...Winds southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 25
in the afternoon. Sea state 1 to 2 metres.

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