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Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 February 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 45 knots veering to west 35 early this morning then diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 Friday morning. Wind backing to west 20 to 25 Friday evening.

Rain and fog patches early this morning with a risk of thunderstorms changing to snow and ending near noon. Scattered flurries tonight and Friday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this afternoon and ending Friday evening.

Temperatures plus 8 falling to minus 3 Friday morning then rising to plus 2 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 29 February 2024
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight and to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 February 2024
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 20 knots backing to easterly 15 to 20.
Monday Wind northeast 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water. 

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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 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4622N 5930W
to 4718N 6010W to 4819N 6228W to 4926N 6050W to 4956N 5844W to 4816N
5942W to 4725N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

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Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

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Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 February 2024

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 AST 29 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today cold front located from Quebec to the Gulf
of Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight cold front located east of the Marine
District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located near the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Friday ridge located over the southwestern Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:39 AM AST 29 February 2024 An intense cold front extending from a low over Quebec will move
eastward across the marine district today. Gale force southerly winds
ahead of the front will shift to gale force westerlies in its wake.
These westerlies are forecast to reach storm force over the Bay of
Chaleur later this morning for a few hours.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Chaleur-Miscou. 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 Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East
Scotian Slope, and Laurentian Fan.

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