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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2024

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southwest 35 near noon then backing to south 45 this evening with gusts to 55 along the Newfoundland coast Thursday. Wind diminishing to west 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Showers changing to flurries Thursday evening. Fog patches dissipating early this afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Thursday evening.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 6 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2024
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 late overnight then subsiding to 3 to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2024
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 1 tenth grey ice along the Quebec coast. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the Quebec coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay – 44488 West Chedabucto Bay – 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

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

Open water except 1 tenth grey ice along the Quebec coast.
Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the Quebec coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:51 PM EST 27 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 4900N 4735W to 5250N 4805W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2024

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 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 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 984 mb located north of
the Great Lakes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 970 mb located over northern Quebec.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching trough from low located
over Maine.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary high located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:58 AM NST 28 February 2024 A low pressure system will track northeastwards across Quebec today
to lie near Ungava Bay on Thursday. Meanwhile, a ridge of high
pressure southeast of the Grand Banks will become nearly stationary.
Strong to gale force south to southwesterlies will spread across all
waters today between these two features. Winds will shift to strong
to gale force westerlies over western waters on Thursday as a trough
associated with the low moves into the district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf waters.

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