Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 05 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 to 30 knots increasing to north 40 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 25 Saturday morning. Wind backing to westerly 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon.

Rain or freezing rain changing to snow after midnight and ending Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray overnight and Saturday.

Low tonight minus 8. High Saturday minus 3.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind southwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 30 to 40 late in the day.
Monday Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to northeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northeast 20 to 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 7 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice along the coast of Prince Edward Island. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W 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 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus
tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice along the
coast of Prince Edward Island.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 8:00 PM AST 05 February 2016

'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 AST 05 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 5 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 997 mb located over
LaHave Bank.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Saturday departing low 980 mb located over
Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:47 PM AST 5 February 2016 A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia is forecast to intensify
as it tracks northeast toward Newfoundland. Strong to gale force
southerly winds ahead of the low become gale to storm force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in
Effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher..Browns Bank..Georges Bank..
Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..
Sable..East Scotian Slope..Fourchu..Northumberland Strait - eastern
half and Gulf - Magdalen.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait and all of the Gulf of St Lawrence waters.

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