Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 30 overnight and to northwest 20 Monday morning. Wind diminishing to light near noon Monday then increasing to southeast 15 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 Monday evening.

Flurries changing to periods of snow Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near minus 2.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 11 December 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2016
Tuesday Wind east 25 knots backing to northerly 30 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to west 30.
Thursday Wind south 15 knots increasing to west 30.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5035N 5920W to 5115N 5750W
to 5105N 5720W to 5040N 5730W to Newfoundland near 5035N 5725W. Sea
ice north and east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Quebec near 4830N 6415W to 4645N
6435W to New Brunswick near 4610N 6355W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5037N 5610W to 5045N 5200W to 5500N 5300W to 6000N 5900W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 11 December 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located near the Great Lakes.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Monday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Maritimes.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Monday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Monday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM AST 11 December 2016 Strong to gale force northwesterlies persisting over most of the
district will gradually diminish late today or tonight as a ridge
Of high pressure approaches from the west later today. The ridge
Will lie over Newfoundland by Monday evening.

Cold temperatures in the strong northwesterly flow over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence will give freezing spray today and tonight.

On Monday a trough of low pressure will begin to track across Nova
Scotia. Winds will increase to strong to gale force southeasterlies
ahead of the trough and become strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, Georges Bank,
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope,
Banquereau, Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are
In effect for Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou
and Anticosti.

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