Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots increasing to northwest 50 to 60 early this morning then diminishing to northwest 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 this evening and to northwest 20 near midnight. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 overnight then increasing to southeast 25 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near noon Wednesday with gusts to 50 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 30 Wednesday afternoon and to west 20 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Snow Wednesday morning and afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending overnight.

High today minus 7. Low tonight minus 20. High Wednesday zero.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 03 March 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Over open water seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 or less late overnight then building to 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind westerly 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice developing overnight. 

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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 EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9
plus tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice
pressure in the pack ice developing overnight.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 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 EST 02 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 3:00 AM AST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing low 964 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Wednesday ridge located east of the Marine
District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday trough located east of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM AST 3 March 2015 Gale to storm force northwesterly winds in the wake of an intense low
pressure system northeast of Newfoundland will diminish throughout
the day as a ridge of high pressure builds into the region from the
west. On Wednesday a trough of low pressure will move across the
district. Strong to gale force southerly winds are forecast ahead of
the trough.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Cabot Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern
Shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.

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