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West Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 February 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 knots increasing to south 45 early this morning then veering to west 35 late this morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 near noon Friday and to northwest 20 Friday evening.

Showers early this morning. Rain this morning. Snow or rain early this afternoon. Scattered flurries tonight and Friday morning. Fog patches dissipating late this morning.

Temperatures plus 13 falling to zero Friday afternoon.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 29 February 2024
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Friday morning and to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 February 2024
Saturday Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4622N 5930W
to 4718N 6010W to 4819N 6228W to 4926N 6050W to 4956N 5844W to 4816N
5942W to 4725N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 28 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4700N 5000W to 4800N 4745W to 5235N 4730W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 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 Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 29 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today cold front located from Quebec to the Gulf
of Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight cold front located east of the Marine

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located near the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Friday ridge located over the southwestern Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:39 AM AST 29 February 2024 An intense cold front extending from a low over Quebec will move
eastward across the marine district today. Gale force southerly winds
ahead of the front will shift to gale force westerlies in its wake.
These westerlies are forecast to reach storm force over the Bay of
Chaleur later this morning for a few hours.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Chaleur-Miscou. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East
Scotian Slope, and Laurentian Fan.

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