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Northeast Gulf

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 21 February 2024

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 Thursday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near midnight.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 8 rising to minus 2 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 21 February 2024
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 21 February 2024
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 6 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice along the Newfoundland coast north of Pointe Riche. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the Quebec coast and consolidated grey-white ice along parts of the Newfoundland coast. Strong ice pressure along the Newfoundland coast north of Pointe Riche today and easing Thursday morning. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4529N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4509N 6448W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4615N
5923W to 4757N 6116W to 4659N 6315W to 4809N 6309W to 4848N 6136W to
4949N 5837W to 4816N 5942W to 4728N 5922W to Newfoundland near 4728N
5608W. Sea ice southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

6 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice except 9 tenths
grey-white ice along the Newfoundland coast north of Pointe Riche.
Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the Quebec coast and
consolidated grey-white ice along parts of the Newfoundland coast.
Strong ice pressure along the Newfoundland coast north of Pointe
Riche today and easing Thursday morning.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:15 PM EST 21 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5525N 5215W to 5815N
5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs northeast of the
western iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northeast Gulf

Issued 8:00 PM NST 21 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northeast Gulf

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2024

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 21 February 2024 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 955 mb located east of Greenland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing low located east of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday trough located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday trough located south of the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line east-west over
the southern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:59 PM NST 21 February 2024 An intense low pressure system east of Greenland will continue to
track eastward tonight and Thursday. Strong to gale force westerlies
over most waters behind the low will diminish tonight as the low
moves away and a ridge of high pressure approaches.

Meanwhile a trough of low pressure is expected to approach from the
southwest and cross southern waters late on Thursday. Strong to gale
force southerlies are expected south of the trough Thursday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Northeast Coast,
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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