Cabot Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 06 March 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 15 this evening then backing to southwest 20 late overnight.

Chance of flurries Saturday afternoon and evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 17 rising to minus 6 Saturday afternoon.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 06 March 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Over open water seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 March 2015
Sunday Wind southwest 15 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 20 knots late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4445N 6150W to 4455N 5620W to 4720N 5710W to
Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of first-year ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4637N 5307W to 4700N 4615W to 5000N 4530W to 5100N 4515W to 5200N
4630W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 06 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 6 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the central Marine
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located on a line east-west over
the southern Marine District.

At 8:00 a.m. AST Saturday departing ridge located over the
southeastern Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM AST 6 March 2015 Strong northwest winds over some eastern waters will gradually
diminish today ahead of an approaching ridge of high pressure.

Marine interests are advised freezing spray warnings are in effect
For eastern shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau and Cabot Strait.

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