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East Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 23 February 2024

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 15 knots backing to southwesterly 15 near noon then increasing to south 25 to 30 this evening. Wind increasing to south 35 Saturday morning then becoming northwest 35 Saturday evening.

Scattered showers beginning this evening changing to rain Saturday morning. Fog patches forming this evening and dissipating Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 23 February 2024
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 5 Saturday morning. Seas building to 5 to 7 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 February 2024
Sunday Wind northwesterly 20 knots veering to northeasterly 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots backing to northwesterly 10 to 15.
Tuesday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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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 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

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

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 23 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Scotian Slope

Issued 10:00 AM AST 23 February 2024

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing trough located east of Laurentian
Fan.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located west of the Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday trough located from Cabot Strait to
Georges Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday trough located from Newfoundland to East
Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:45 AM AST 23 February 2024 A trough over the Gulf of Maine this evening will move eastward
across southern waters overnight tonight and Saturday. Gale force
southerlies will develop ahead of the trough and shift to strong to
gale force northerlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope,
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf - Magdalen and Anticosti -
southwestern half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore and all Gulf of St.
Lawrence waters.

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