Northumberland Strait - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 02 April 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind northwesterly 20 knots backing to west 15 early this afternoon with gusts to 20 over open water. Wind diminishing to light this evening then increasing to southeast 15 overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 Friday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 near noon Friday.

Snow beginning overnight changing to rain Friday morning then to chance of showers Friday afternoon and evening. Fog patches forming Friday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 6 rising to plus 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 02 April 2015
Saturday Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday 6 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4515N 6100W to 4445N
6100W to 4430N 5800W to 4600N 5700W to 4730N 5800W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4520N 6530W to
Nova Scotia near 4500N 6505W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

6 tenths of first-year ice.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - western half

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 02 April 2015

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 3:00 AM ADT 2 April 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today departing low 988 mb located near the
Avalon Peninsula.

At 9:00 p.m. ADT tonight trough located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 3:00 p.m. ADT Friday trough located from the Gaspe Peninsula
to Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM ADT 2 April 2015 A low pressure system near the Avalon Peninsula at forecast time will
continue to move away from the district today. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies are expected in its wake. A trough of low pressure
will approach the marine district later today and track across the
district tonight and Friday. Strong southeasterlies ahead of this
trough shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank..West Scotian Slope and Banquereau. Freezing spray
warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St. Lawrence

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