Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 08 February 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northeast 20 this morning then increasing to northeast 30 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 40 this evening then diminishing to north 30 Tuesday morning.

Snow beginning this afternoon changing to a few flurries Tuesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Tuesday morning.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to zero Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 08 February 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 near midnight and to 7 to 9 Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 08 February 2016
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots backing to west 15 to 20 in the morning.
Thursday Wind light increasing to west 25 knots late in the day.
Friday Wind west 30 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday Open water except 2 tenths of new ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W to Nova Scotia near 4605N 6130W. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 2 tenths of new ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4515N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4445W to 4830N
4445W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5105N 5843W to Newfoundland near 5021N 5732W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 08 February 2016

'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 03:00 AM AST 08 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 3:00 AM AST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 978 mb located off Cape
Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 974 mb located near East Scotian Slope.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Tuesday low 976 mb located over Banquereau.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday departing low 994 mb located near the
Avalon Peninsula.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Tuesday deepening low 996 mb located off the
East Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday low 988 mb located near Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM AST 8 February 2016 An intense low pressure system off the Carolina coast will move
northeastward to lie over the slope waters this evening. Gale to
storm force northeasterlies are expected ahead of the low, with gale
to storm force westerlies south of the system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all Atlantic waters except Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for
Fundy..Grand Manan..Fourchu..Cabot Strait..Northumberland Strait..
Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti.

This low will also give higher than normal water levels and rough and
pounding waves for the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia. Highest water
levels will occur near the high tide this evening and again Tuesday
morning. In addition, high waves combined with high water levels may
cause minor flooding for east facing shorelines of Southern Cape
Breton.

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