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Northeast Gulf

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2024

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 this morning then backing to southwest 25 this afternoon. Wind 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 AM NST 21 February 2024
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon then building to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM 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 20 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 continuing Wednesday. 

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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 20 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4523N 6401W to Nova
Scotia near 4515N 6358W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4632N
5932W to 4757N 6116W to 4659N 6315W to 4814N 6346W 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 continuing Wednesday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:23 PM EST 20 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 5025N 4825W to 5525N 5215W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N
5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5825W to Newfoundland near 5030N 5720W.

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 03:00 AM 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 20 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 3:00 AM NST 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 965 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching trough located south of
Nova Scotia.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located over the eastern Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:57 AM NST 21 February 2024 An intense low pressure system will remain quasi-stationary southeast
of Greenland today before moving eastward tonight. Strong to gale
force westerlies over most waters behind the low will diminish by
tonight as a ridge approaches.

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 all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle and the Gulf waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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