Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 23 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 late overnight and to northwest 15 to 20 Friday morning. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 20 Friday afternoon then increasing to southwest 25 to 30 Friday evening.

A few flurries ending Friday morning. A few flurries beginning Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Friday afternoon.

Low tonight minus 9. High Friday minus 3.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice along the Nova Scotia coast and Cape Breton Island coast. Strong ice pressure along the Nova Scotia coast and Cape Breton Island coast easing Friday afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6005W to 4520N
5925W to 4620N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6450W to New
Brunswick near 4525N 6520W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice
along the Nova Scotia coast and Cape Breton Island coast. Strong ice
pressure along the Nova Scotia coast and Cape Breton Island coast
easing Friday afternoon.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 23 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 23 March 2017

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

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 8:00 PM ADT 23 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight departing low 985 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Friday ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
the central Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:49 PM ADT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system south of Newfoundland will track northeastward
this evening to lie northeast of Newfoundland tonight. Gale force
northwesterlies will diminish tonight as the low pulls away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore-eastern half,
Sable-eastern half, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all marine waters.

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