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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 22 February 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind southerly 15 knots backing to east 15 early this evening then becoming variable 10 to 15 after midnight. Wind becoming south 15 Friday afternoon then increasing to south 25 Friday evening.

Periods of snow this afternoon and this evening. Showers Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near minus 1.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 22 February 2024
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 February 2024
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 45 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25.
Monday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except consolidated grey-white ice in a few sheltered bays. 

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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 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 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday

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 4711N 6256W to 4803N 6303W to 4942N 5853W to
4816N 5942W to 4728N 5922W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except consolidated grey-white ice in a few sheltered
bays.

 

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.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located east of Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 1000 mb located south of Georges Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday low 998 mb located east of Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:41 AM AST 22 February 2024 Strong to gale force easterly winds have developed over southern
waters this morning between a ridge of high pressure over the
Maritimes and a low pressure system south of Georges Bank. The low
will move through southeastern waters tonight with strong
northwesterlies diminishing in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, and Laurentian
Fan.

A freezing spray warning is in effect for Anticosti.

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