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Southwestern Shore

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 24 February 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 20 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Sunday morning and to light Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain and fog patches late this morning and this afternoon changing to periods of snow and ending this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray late overnight and Sunday morning.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 7 overnight then rising to minus 2 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 24 February 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 February 2024
Monday Wind light increasing to southwest 20 knots in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots backing to southerly 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday 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 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

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 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.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:25 PM EST 23 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5300N 4900W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N 5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Shore

Issued 10:00 AM AST 24 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

Southwestern Shore

Issued 10:00 AM AST 24 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 10:00 AM AST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing trough located on a line
north-south over the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located over the southern Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM AST 24 February 2024 A trough of low pressure will continue tracking eastward across the
marine district today. Gale force southerlies ahead of the trough
shift to strong to gale force northerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank,
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and
Anticosti - southwestern half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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