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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 knots except west 25 to 35 over southern sections today. Wind becoming west 35 to 45 early this evening then backing to southwest 25 to 35 near noon Thursday.

Flurries beginning early this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning near noon.

Temperatures near minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 02 March 2021
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight then building to 3 to 5 near noon Wednesday except 5 to 7 over southern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2021
Friday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 2 tenths grey ice along the Quebec coast and in a few bays along the Newfoundland coast. 

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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 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 Mont-Louis - 45138 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 Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan 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 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4702N 6024W to 4801N 6117W
to 4801N 6258W to 4915N 6100W to 5003N 5814W to Newfoundland near
4833N 5912W. Sea ice southwest then north then east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 2 tenths grey ice along the Quebec coast and in a
few bays along the Newfoundland coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 2 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5745N 5225W to 5700N 4520W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:58 AM NST 03 March 2021

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:58 AM NST 03 March 2021

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 3 March 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 968 mb located over Cabot Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 982 mb located over
western Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
southern Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 974 mb located northeast of Fogo Island.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 972 mb located over
southeastern Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:13 AM NST 3 March 2021 A trough of low pressure over Belle Isle Bank will move over the
South Labrador Sea this morning. Gale force easterly winds ahead of
the trough will shift to generally strong southerlies behind it.

A deep low pressure system over the Cabot Strait will continue
eastward to lie over Western Funk Island Bank this afternoon where it
will dissipate. Gale to storm force west to southwesterly winds are
expected south of the low today.

Meanwhile, a second low pressure system currently developing just
northeast of Fogo Island will track northwestwards to lie over
Southeastern Labrador this afternoon. This low will cause the strong
to gale force west to southwesterly winds to persist over the marine
district tonight and Thursday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Southwest Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Grand Banks.

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