Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 early this evening and to light late overnight. Wind increasing to south 25 Wednesday morning and to south 30 Wednesday afternoon with gusts to 45 in the Wreckhouse area.

Flurries ending this evening. Periods of snow or periods of rain beginning near noon Wednesday and changing to periods of rain and fog patches Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 4 rising to plus 4 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 28 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon and to 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 late in the day.
Friday Wind westerly 40 to 50 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4650N 6020W to 4700N
5945W to 4805N 6120W to 5000N 5820W to 4835N 5925W to Newfoundland
near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4545N 4730W to 4545N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5000N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 February 2017

'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

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 February 2017

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 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today deepening trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday low 990 mb located north of the
Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday low 984 mb located over the Gaspe
Peninsula.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM AST 28 February 2017 A trough of low pressure east of the marine district will continue to
move off into the Atlantic. Strong to gale force westerlies in its
wake will diminish today ahead of an approaching ridge of high
pressure. On Wednesday an intense low pressure system will track from
the Great Lakes region to the Gaspé Peninsula. Strong to gale force
south to southwest winds will develop ahead of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Fundy and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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