Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 March 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to west 15 to 20 this afternoon then to southwest 10 to 15 this evening. Wind backing to south 15 to 20 late overnight then increasing to south 20 to 25 Monday afternoon.

Periods of snow ending near noon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon.

High today minus 4. Low tonight minus 12. High Monday zero.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM ADT 29 March 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Over open water seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this afternoon then building to 2 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 29 March 2015
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 knots diminishing to variable 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Ice pressure warning in effect. 8 tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure on parts of Cape Breton Island coast easing this afternoon. 

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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 Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4515N 6105W to 4410N
6000W to 4415N 5715W to 4725N 5720W to Newfoundland near 4720N
5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4520N 6530W to
Nova Scotia near 4500N 6505W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

8 tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure on parts of Cape
Breton Island coast easing this afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4830W to 4430N 4730W to 4645N 4145W to 4945N
4215W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 March 2015

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today departing low located over southeastern
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Quebec.
By 3:00 p.m. ADT Monday ridge located from Georges Bank to
Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:56 AM ADT 29 March 2015 A low pressure system over Southeastern Newfoundland will continue to
pull away from the district today. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over eastern waters will diminish as the low moves
away.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for
Banquereau and Laurentian Fan. Freezing spray warnings are in effect
for Cabot Strait and Anticosti.

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