Cabot Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 March 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 20 to 25 this evening then backing to north 30 after midnight. Wind increasing to north 40 near noon Thursday.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near minus 3.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM ADT 29 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Over open water seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this evening and to 2 to 3 overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 29 March 2017
Friday Wind north 40 knots diminishing to north 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind north 20 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Sunday Wind light increasing to northeast 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 3 tenths of first-year ice along the Cape Breton Island coast. 

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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 EDT 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4505N 6020W
to 4500N 5905W to 4555N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea
ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths of first-year ice along the Cape Breton
Island coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5300W to 4515N 4900W to 4515N 4600W to 4700N 4330W to 5000N
4330W to 5145N 4530W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today deepening low 1006 mb located near
Georges Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Thursday deepening low 980 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:39 AM ADT 29 March 2017 A low pressure system will approach the district from the southwest
today then intensify tonight and Thursday as it moves to lie over
Laurentian Fan Thursday morning. Strong to gale northeasterlies
developing ahead of the low will shift to gale to storm north or
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Scotian Slope and Laurentian Fan-western half. Gale warnings are
in effect for george's bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, West
Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian
Fan-eastern half, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti-eastern half.

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