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East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 21 February 2024

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to southeast 20 near noon Thursday. Wind increasing to east 30 Thursday evening.

Snow Thursday afternoon and evening changing to rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to plus 1 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 21 February 2024
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 Thursday morning. Seas building to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 21 February 2024
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25 in the morning then backing to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to west 20.

Ice Forecast

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

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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 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5303W to 4852N 5047W
to 5227N 5026W to 5526N 5150W to 5720N 5736W to 6014N 5920W to 6136N
5718W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

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 northwest of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 21 February 2024 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 965 mb located southeast 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 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:21 PM NST 21 February 2024 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will slowly
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 the Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, East Coast - north
of Cape St Francis, Northeast Coast, Funk Island Bank and the
Northern Grand Banks.

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