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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 14 December 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to south 35 late this afternoon and to south 45 near midnight. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight then to west 40 to 45 Sunday morning.

Rain and fog patches ending near noon Sunday. Risk of thunderstorms today and tonight.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 14 December 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 this afternoon and to 4 to 6 this evening. Seas building to 6 to 8 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 14 December 2019
Monday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 30 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 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 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4540N 6130W to 4630N 6155W
to 4730N 6415W to 4850N 6335W to 4850N 6110W to 5050N 5805W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice southwest then west then
north of the ice edge

Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
Pointe a Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
Tadoussac to Pointe a Michel
Northumberland Strait
Gulf - Magdalen
Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
Anticosti
Gulf - Port au Port
Northeast Gulf.
Open water except 5 tenths new ice along parts of the coasts.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 10:00 AM AST 14 December 2019

'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 AST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today warm front located on a line east-west
over the Gulf of Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing warm front located on a line
east-west over Anticosti Island.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over Cape Cod.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Sunday departing cold front located on a line
north-south over Banquereau.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line east-west over
Banquereau.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located on a line east-west over
northern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM AST 14 December 2019 A low pressure system will move north over the Eastern United States
to lie over New England this evening and over Western Labrador by
Sunday evening. The warm front extending east from the low will move
north across the marine district to lie near Anticosti overnight
tonight and then depart. Strong to gale force southeasterlies north
of the front will veer to gale to storm force southerlies in its
wake.

The cold front from the low will extend south to Cape Cod this
evening and will move east to Banquereau by Sunday afternoon. Gale to
storm force southerlies ahead of it will veer to generally gale force
west to southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Large waves approaching from the south, combined with storm surge,
may cause minor flooding from Yarmouth County east to Queens County.
The highest risk will be near high tide, which will be at noon on
Sunday.

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