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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 05 February 2023

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 30 this morning and to southwest 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 overnight then increasing to northeast 35 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 45 Monday evening.

Flurries ending this morning. Showers beginning this afternoon and changing to rain near midnight then to showers Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 1 rising to plus 13 Monday morning then falling to plus 8 Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 04 February 2023
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 near midnight and to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 05 February 2023
Tuesday Wind north 35 knots diminishing to north 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots veering to northwest 25.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots becoming south 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 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 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4538N 6452W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4543N 6215W to 4635N
6150W to 4650N 6339W to 4800N 6300W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to
5045N 5740W to 4815N 5945W to 4722N 5923W to Newfoundland near 4729N
5610W. Sea ice west then northeast of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4658N 6157W to 4713N 6215W to 4753N
6129W to 4738N 6105W to 4658N 6157W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 4 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4905N 4815W to 5045N 4720W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 05 February 2023

'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 3:00 AM AST 5 February 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying trough located on a line
north-south over Sable Island.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Monday departing trough located east of
Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Monday approaching low 996 mb located near
Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:40 AM AST 5 February 2023 Gales will end over eastern waters as a ridge builds in from Maine.
By this evening a trough will intensify as it moves east towards
Sable Island, giving strong to possibly gale force southwesterlies
over southern and eastern waters. Finally, a low approaching from the
southwest will give strong to gale force northeasterlies for
southwestern waters late on Monday.

An extremely cold airmass sitting over the region combined with the
winds are keeping moderate to severe freezing spray over much of the
marine district. Conditions are expected to improve today and tonight
as the cold air moves away and winds subside.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Banquereau - northern half. Gale warnings are in effect for Lurcher,
browns banks, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu,
Banquereau - southern half, Laurentian Fan , Cabot Strait and
Gulf-Magdalen - northeastern half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore, Sable, East
Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait,
Gulf - Magdalen and Anticosti.

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