Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 31 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind east 25 knots backing to northerly 25 to 30 early this evening then to west 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 Wednesday morning then increasing to northwest 25 to 30 Wednesday evening.

Snow changing to chance of flurries tonight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water risk of freezing spray overnight and Wednesday. Freezing spray beginning Wednesday evening.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 5 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM ADT 31 March 2015
Tonight and Wednesday Over open water seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind northwest 30 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 25 knots veering to southwest 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday 7 tenths of first-year ice. 

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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 EDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4515N 6100W to 4445N
6100W to 4430N 5800W to 4600N 5700W to 4730N 5800W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4520N 6530W to
Nova Scotia near 4500N 6505W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4813W to 4430N 4713W to 4700N 4128W to 4928N
4158W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 31 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 3:30 PM ADT 31 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today trough located from Cape Breton Island to
Laurentian Fan.
By midnight ADT tonight trough located on a line east-west over
southern Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Wednesday deepening low 995 mb located south of
West Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Wednesday low 983 mb located near Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:28 PM ADT 31 March 2015 A trough of low pressure over the eastern marine district will
continue to move eastward early this evening to lie over Southern
Newfoundland tonight. Over eastern waters strong to gale force
southerlies ahead of the trough shift to strong to gale force
westerlies over most waters in its wake.

Meanwhile a low pressure system is forecast to develop overnight
To lie just south of West Scotian Slope Wednesday morning.
It will deepen as it moves northeastward to lie over Laurentian Fan
Wednesday evening. Gale force northeasterlies are expected ahead of
this low with gale force northwesterlies in its wake.
These northwesterlies could briefly reach storm force.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for georges
Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore - eastern half..Sable -
Eastern half..East Scotian Slope..Fourchu..Banquereau and Laurentian
Fan. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait and all
Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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