Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 31 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 knots with gusts to 80 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind diminishing to southerly 15 to 20 late this evening then increasing to west 20 to 30 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to west 40 near noon Sunday.

Rain at times heavy changing to a few showers near midnight then to flurries Sunday morning. Fog patches dissipating Sunday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning near noon Sunday.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 9 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 31 January 2015
Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Sunday morning then building to 4 to 6 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming northwest 40 to 50 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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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 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4725N 6020W to 4825N 6150W to 4855N 6115W to 4930N 6120W to 4930N 6000W to 5030N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5900W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 31 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5556W to Newfoundland near 5135N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 8:00 PM AST 31 January 2015

'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 8:00 PM AST 31 January 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 31 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 986 mb located over the eastern
Maritimes.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 986 mb located over the northern Gulf
of St. Lawrence.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday departing low 977 mb located over Labrador
Coast.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located west of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM AST 31 January 2015 A low pressure system over the eastern Maritimes will drift
northeastward tonight to lie over the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence
by Sunday morning and the Labrador coast Sunday evening. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low shift to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except georges
Bank..West Scotian Slope..East Scotian Slope and Laurentian Fan.

Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels are expected at the high tide this evening in the Gulf of St.
Lawrence.

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