Northumberland Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 03 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 early this evening then backing to westerly 10 to 15 late this evening. Wind becoming southeast 15 late overnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 30 early Wednesday morning. Wind veering to southwest 20 to 25 near noon Wednesday then to west 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 20 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Snow beginning late overnight and ending near noon Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 20 rising to minus 4 Wednesday evening.

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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice diminishing 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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 plus tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice
diminishing overnight.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 03 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 10:00 AM EST 03 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 10:00 AM AST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing low located northeast of
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 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 9:59 AM AST 3 March 2015 An intense low pressue centre continues to draw away from
Newfoundland.
Gale to storm force northwesterlies diminish to moderate as the low
moves away. A ridge of high pressure will pass through the district
tonight. Generally light to moderate winds in the vicinity of the
ridge become strong to gale force southerly behind it.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for all
Remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all regions except
Northumberland.. Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti which are mostly ice
covered.

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