Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 24 April 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind east 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 55 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind diminishing to variable 15 after midnight and to light early Saturday morning.

Rain ending late this evening. Chance of showers beginning near noon Saturday. Fog patches.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM ADT 24 April 2015
Tonight and Saturday Over open water seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 1 or less Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 24 April 2015
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 30 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 April 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday Special ice warning in effect. 7 tenths of first-year ice. Unusual presence of sea ice in the northern section today and Saturday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 April 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4535N 6000W
to 4510N 5920W to 4535N 5805W to 4725N 5810W to Newfoundland near
4720N 5520W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

7 tenths of first-year ice. Unusual presence of sea ice in the
northern section today and Saturday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 April 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4637N 5331W to 4430N 4900W to 4415N 4600W to 4630N 3730W to 4730N
3700W to 5045N 3900W to 6000N 5500W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5107N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 24 April 2015

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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.

Special ice warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 April 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 ADT 24 April 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight quasi-stationary low 999 mb located over
New Brunswick.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 AM ADT 24 April 2015 A trough of low pressure over the central marine district at issue
time will track northeast today to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence
tonight.
Strong easterly winds ahead of the trough will increase to gale force
over Cabot Strait this afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Cabot Strait.

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