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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 27 February 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 20 early this evening then to southeast 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Sunday morning then becoming north 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to north 25 to 35 Sunday evening.

Snow beginning overnight becoming rain or snow Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to plus 1 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 February 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon then building to 3 to 5 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2021
Monday Wind north 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 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 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4702N 6024W to 4753N 6120W
to 4728N 6309W to 4836N 6257W to 4900N 6116W to 4940N 6106W to 5003N
5814W to Newfoundland near 4833N 5912W. Sea ice south and west then
north then east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:23 PM EST 26 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4635N 4915W to 4735N 4755W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5112N 5606W to the Labrador coast near 5200N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 27 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located over New England.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 995 mb located over the Southwest
Coast of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM NST 27 February 2021 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
west and develop into a low later today. The low pressure system will
then move to lie over the Southwest Coast Sunday afternoon. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies will develop over western waters today as
the trough approaches. On Sunday, the low will cause strong to gale
force southeasterlies to spread across southern waters before
shifting to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast
and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast - north of
Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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