Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 near noon and to west 20 early this evening. Wind backing to southwest 15 near midnight then increasing to southwest 20 early Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 near noon Sunday then veering to northwest 35 Sunday evening.

A few flurries ending near noon. A few flurries beginning this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Risk of freezing spray today. Freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures near minus 2.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to northeast 40 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 2 tenths of new ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W to Nova Scotia near 4605N 6130W. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 2 tenths of new ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4500W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 06 February 2016

'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 10:00 AM AST 06 February 2016

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 10:00 AM AST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over New England.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 1016 mb located over James Bay.
By 11:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing low 1004 mb located near
Anticosti Island.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing low 978 mb located over
northeastern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:57 AM AST 6 February 2016 A low pressure centre east of Newfoundland at forecast time will
continue to move eastward today. Gale to storm force northwesterlies
in the wake of the low gradually diminish to strong further from the
low. Meanwhile a low pressure centre over James Bay this morning
will pass to the north of the Gulf of St Lawrence on Sunday. A cold
front will trail this system. Strong to gale force southwesterlies
ahead of the front veer to strong to gale force northwesterlies
behind it.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau and Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for eastern
Shore..Sable..East Scotian Slope..Fourchu..Laurentian Fan..Gulf
Magdalen..Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait and all of the Gulf of St Lawrence waters.

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