Northumberland Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 09 February 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northeast 25 knots backing to north 15 to 20 this afternoon then to northwest 20 to 25 late overnight. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 20 near noon Wednesday then diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Snow changing to chance of flurries this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this afternoon. Freezing spray overnight and Wednesday morning.

Temperatures near minus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2016
Thursday Wind light increasing to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon then backing to west 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 30 knots.
Saturday Wind west 20 knots increasing to easterly 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 8 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice west of Cape Bear. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 4955N 5810W to 4920N 5945W to 4920N 6110W to 4850N 6110W to
4835N 6255W to 4705N 6310W to 4640N 6200W 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 4700N 6205W to 4650N 6140W to 4725N 6115W to Iles de la Madeleine
near 4735N 6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 8 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of
grey-white ice west of Cape Bear.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 09 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 978 mb located over Banquereau.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 982 mb located north of

At 10:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 996 mb located off the East
Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 986 mb located south of East Scotian

At 3:00 a.m. AST Wednesday departing low 982 mb located near
Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM AST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system over Banquereau will move
northeastward to lie over the Avalon Peninsula this evening as it
weakens. Gale to storm force northeasterlies ahead of the low shift
to gale to storm force westerlies south of the system. Another low
pressure system will rapidly cross slope waters tonight into
Wednesday morning. Another period of gale to storm force winds are
forecast with this second low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Laurentian Fan..And Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in
Effect for East Scotian Slope southeastern half..Fourchu..
Gulf-Magdalen..Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti. Freezing spray
Warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait..Northumberland
Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..Chaleur-Miscou 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 morning and minor flooding
is possible.

Marine interests are advised that a high water level warning is in
effect for Fourchu and Cabot Strait for this morning. This is due to
large waves combined with a large tide and storm surge.

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