Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 02 March 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 late this evening and to northwest 50 to 60 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 40 Tuesday afternoon.

A few flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 3 falling to minus 20 Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 02 March 2015
Tonight and Tuesday Over open water seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind south 15 knots increasing to south 25 in the morning then diminishing to west 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice developing overnight. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

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 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9
plus tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice
pressure in the pack ice developing overnight.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 8:00 PM AST 02 March 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 8:00 PM AST 02 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM EST 02 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 8:00 PM AST 2 March 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 980 mb located over
southern Newfoundland.
By 5:00 a.m. AST Tuesday intensifying low 958 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 a.m. AST Tuesday ridge located from Quebec to the East
Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
the western Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:44 PM AST 2 March 2015 A low pressure system will intensify as it tracks across
Newfoundland this evening. Strong to gale force northwesterlies in
its wake will reach storm force over northeastern regions overnight.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Cabot Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern
Shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.

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