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Georges Bank


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 17 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 knots veering to northerly 35 this evening then diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 Saturday morning and to northwest 15 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Saturday evening.

Rain or snow changing to flurries early this morning and ending Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to zero this evening.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 Saturday morning and to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind south 35 to 45 knots veering to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 20 to 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6205W to 4500N
6130W to 4515N 6045W to Cape Breton Island near 4535N 6040W. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4610N 6000W
to 4700N 6000W to 4840N 6150W to 5035N 5750W to 4750N 5950W to 4725N
5920W to Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice west then east then
north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5539W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 03:00 AM AST 17 January 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 974 mb located over East
Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 960 mb located over the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday ridge located from Quebec to West
Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:39 AM AST 17 January 2020 An intensifying low pressure system over East Scotian Slope will move
to lie over the Grand Banks this evening. Gale force easterlies north
of the low and gale force westerlies to its south shift to gale to
hurricane force northerlies in its wake. Diminishing winds are
expected on Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force warnings are in
effect for East Scotian Slope, Banquereau and Laurentian Fan.
Storm warnings are in effect for LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope,
eastern shore, Sable, Fourchu, and Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining regions.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except Georges

High waves and storm surge may affect the Southern Gulf of St.
Lawrence and Cape Breton Island today. This may cause some minor
coastal flooding and overwash on north to northeast facing shorelines
during the high tides starting near noon and ending this afternoon.

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