Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2024
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind north 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near noon then increasing to south 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to south 25 Saturday morning and to south 35 Saturday afternoon.
Rain and fog patches overnight and Saturday.
Temperatures zero rising to plus 5 Saturday afternoon.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4529N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4509N 6448W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4615N
5923W to 4757N 6116W to 4711N 6256W to 4803N 6303W to 4942N 5853W to
4816N 5942W to 4728N 5922W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.
Open water except 2 tenths new ice along parts of the coast.
Consolidated grey-white ice along parts of the coast.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 1:44 PM EST 22 February 2024
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
Southwest CoastIssued 10:00 AM NST 23 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 992 mb located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 986 mb located northeast of
Funk Island Bank.
At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located over the
St. Lawrence River.
At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating trough located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:56 AM NST 23 February 2024 A low pressure system over the Funk Island Bank will continue
northeastward this morning before it departs the marine district this
afternoon. Strong to gale force southerlies are expected over the
Grand Banks today in the wake of this system.
A second trough will approach the district from the west tonight.
Strong to gale force southerlies will spread across most waters late
in the day on Saturday ahead of the trough.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - northeastern half
- Anticosti - southwestern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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