Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 January 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 40 this morning and to east 40 to 50 early this afternoon with gusts to 65 in the Wreckhouse area tonight. Wind diminishing to east 35 overnight and to variable 15 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southerly 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning early this morning changing to snow and ice pellets late this afternoon then to rain and freezing rain this evening. A few showers overnight. Fog patches forming after midnight and dissipating Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this morning and ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 7 rising to plus 3 overnight.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 27 January 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this afternoon and to 5 to 7 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Wednesday morning and to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 knots late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W to Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice north of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4800N 6050W to 4805N 6150W to 4850N 6100W to 4925N 6115W to 4935N 6000W to 5035N 5745W to Newfoundland near 4835N 5910W. Sea ice west and north and east of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:01 AM EST 26 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 January 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 03:00 AM AST 27 January 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 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low located south of Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 978 mb located southwest of Browns
Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday weakening low 992 mb located over
Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday low located near Cabot Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM AST 27 January 2015 An intensifying area of low pressure south of Cape Cod will gradually
approach the district today. The low will then weaken as it crosses
Nova Scotia tonight to lie near Cabot Strait Wednesday evening.
Storm force east or northeasterlies will develop over most waters as
the low approaches. Winds will shift to generally strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake. Winds will diminish from west to east
during the day Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Anticosti where a gale warning is in effect.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..Eastern
Shore..Fourchu..Cabot Strait..Northumberland Strait..Gulf-Magdalen
and Anticosti.

Higher than normal water levels and possible ice pile up can be
expected at high tide this afternoon and early this evening along the
western part of the Northumberland Strait.

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