Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 25 February 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 knots this afternoon and to southeast 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 late overnight then veering to southwest 25 near noon Sunday. Wind veering to west 25 Sunday evening.

A few showers or periods of freezing drizzle changing to showers this afternoon then to periods of rain late overnight and ending near noon Sunday. Risk of thunderstorms Sunday morning. Fog patches forming early this evening and dissipating Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 4 this evening then falling to minus 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 25 February 2017
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday 8 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the southern section of the strait. 

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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 Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4610N 5950W to 4635N
5920W to 4815N 6105W to 5000N 5820W to 4835N 5925W to Newfoundland
near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west and southeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice
except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the southern section of the
strait.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing ridge located over Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today trough located over the East Coast of
the U.S.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday trough located from Anticosti Island to
East Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:57 AM AST 25 February 2017 A trough of low pressure will approach the district from the
West today and move to lie over the region Sunday morning.
Strong southeasterlies will develop ahead of the trough
Tonight. These winds will reach gale force
Over much of the region on Sunday. In the wake of the trough
Strong to gale force westerlies will develop.

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

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning
Is in effect for Anticosti.

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