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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 22 February 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 20 this afternoon then backing to northeast 20 this evening. Wind backing to northwest 15 Friday morning then to southwest 10 to 15 Friday afternoon.

Snow tonight and Friday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 21 February 2024
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening and to 1 or less late overnight. Seas building to 1 to 2 near noon Thursday and to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 22 February 2024
Saturday Wind south 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 in the morning and to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except consolidated grey-white ice along parts of the coast. 

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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 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First 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 4659N 6315W to 4809N 6309W to 4848N 6136W to
4949N 5837W to 4816N 5942W to 4728N 5922W to Newfoundland near 4728N
5608W. Sea ice southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except consolidated grey-white ice along parts of the
coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:15 PM EST 21 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5525N 5215W to 5815N
5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over the
southern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing ridge located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 22 February 2024 A trough of low pressure is will approach from the southwest and
cross southern waters late today to lie over Funk Island Bank on
Friday morning. Strong to gale force southerlies are expected south
of the trough this evening and Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Coast, and Belle Isle
Bank.

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