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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 02 April 2023

Today Tonight and Monday.

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 knots this morning and to northwest 20 to 25 near noon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Monday morning then backing to southwest 20 Monday afternoon.

Fog patches dissipating this morning.

High today plus 6. Low tonight minus 3. High Monday plus 4.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 02 April 2023
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northeasterly 15 knots.
Thursday Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 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 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 EDT 1 April 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4616N 6006W to 4658N 6010W
to 4845N 6230W to 4958N 5915W to 4733N 5932W to 4727N 5823W to
Newfoundland near 4740N 5815W. Sea ice west then northeast of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM ADT 2 April 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today low 986 mb located near Anticosti Island.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight departing low 983 mb located over
southeastern Labrador.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT today low 992 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT today departing low 992 mb located over Banquereau.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Monday building ridge located southwest of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM ADT 2 April 2023 A low pressure system near Anticosti Island will move slowly
northeastward today away from the district. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies will develop in its wake. A second low pressure
system over the Gulf of Maine will pass south of Nova Scotia this
morning to lie over Banquereau this afternoon. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies south of this low will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Browns Bank, Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope - southern half, East
Scotian Slope - southern half, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot
Strait - northern half, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.
Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait - northern
half, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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