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.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeFirst 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 CoverageIce 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 BulletinIssued 2:23 PM EST 20 February 2024
Iceberg LimitIceberg 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 CountNo confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs northeast of the
western iceberg limit.
Warnings (In effect)
Northeast GulfIssued 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.
Northeast GulfIssued 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 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
At 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching trough located south of
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
Marine Weather StatementIssued 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.
Atlantic - Newfoundland Area
- Anticosti - northeastern half
- Anticosti - southwestern half
- Belle Isle Bank
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis
- Funk Island Bank - northwestern half
- Funk Island Bank - southeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Lake Melville
- Laurentian Fan
- Mid Labrador Coast
- Northeast Coast
- Northeast Gulf
- Northern Grand Banks
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- South Labrador Coast
- South Labrador Sea
- Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half
- Strait of Belle Isle - western half
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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