Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 13 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Wind northeast 25 to 30 knots backing to northwest 20 to 25 Sunday morning then to west 25 to 30 early Sunday evening.

Flurries changing to periods of snow this evening then to flurries late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray.

Temperatures near minus 8.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 13 February 2016
Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 4 Sunday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 20 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 40.
Wednesday Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 3 tenths of new ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W to 4805N 5940W
to 4945N 5815W to 4815N 6300W to 4740N 6305W to 4750N 6110W to 4655N
6000W to Nova Scotia near 4615N 5955W. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths of new ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 8:00 PM AST 13 February 2016

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 8:00 PM AST 13 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 984 mb located over the
Avalon Peninsula.

At 8:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 1002 mb located over LaHave Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 1002 mb located over Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:50 PM AST 13 February 2016 A low pressure system over the Southern Grand Banks will continue to
move northeastward tonight. A trough will linger over southern
Waters in the wake of the low. Strong northerlies north of the
Trough become strong to gale force westerlies south of it. Storm
force westerlies will develop over Laurentian Fan this evening.
On Sunday strong to gale force northerlies will develop north of the
trough with gale force westerlies to its south.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan - southeastern half. 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 and Laurentian Fan - northwestern half.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
Effect for all waters except..Georges Bank..West Scotian Slope..East
Scotian Slope..Laurentian Fan..Chaleur Miscou and Northumberland
Strait western half.

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