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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 24 February 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots backing to southwest 20 near midnight then veering to northwest 25 Thursday afternoon.

Showers overnight and Thursday. Fog patches forming overnight and dissipating Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 1 rising to plus 4 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 February 2021
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 25.
Sunday Wind south 30 knots veering to west 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday 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 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 24 February 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4648N 6053W to 4759N 6110W
to 4733N 6250W to 4835N 6224W to 4946N 5910W to Newfoundland near
4755N 5924W. Sea ice west then north then east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 24 February 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Nova Scotia.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday low 999 mb located over Maine.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Thursday low 993 mb located over Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:42 AM AST 24 February 2021 A low pressure system currently over the Great Lakes will track
eastward through Maine tonight and the Maritimes Thursday. This low
will bring strong to gale force westerlies to southern waters through
the day Thursday and strong to gale force northwesterlies to northern
waters Thursday afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
regions except Fundy, southwestern shore, eastern shore - western
half, Northumberland Strait - western half, and Anticosti - eastern

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Northumberland Strait -
eastern half, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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