Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 01 March 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late this morning then backing to southerly 15 early this evening. Wind backing to southeast 20 overnight with gusts to 45 in the Wreckhouse area Monday afternoon. Wind becoming north 20 Monday afternoon then increasing to northwest 35 Monday evening.

Snow at times heavy beginning Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this morning. Freezing spray Monday morning.

High today minus 9. Low tonight minus 16. High Monday zero.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 28 February 2015
Tonight and Sunday Over open water seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less early Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 01 March 2015
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Thursday Wind westerly 25 to 30 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday 9 tenths of grey-white ice including 3 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice near Cape North. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Rivière-du-Loup Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4550N 5640W to 4730N 5730W 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

9 tenths of grey-white ice including 3 tenths of first-year ice
except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice near Cape North.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5252W to 4700N 5030W to 4800N 4730W to 5000N 4645W to 5145N
4700W to 6000N 5745W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 01 March 2015

'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

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 01 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line east-west over the
southern Marine District.
By 2:00 a.m. AST Monday ridge located over the Grand Banks.

At 2:00 a.m. AST Monday intensifying low 1018 mb located over the
Gulf of Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Monday intensifying low 977 mb located south
of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:52 PM AST 28 February 2015 A low pressure system will intensify as it tracks across the marine
district on Monday. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of the
Low will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
All waters except the western half of Northumberland Strait..
Chaleur-Miscou.. And Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy.. Grand Manan.. And
Cabot Strait.

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