Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 March 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 early this morning then increasing to southeast 25 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near noon with gusts to 50 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind diminishing to west 30 this afternoon with gusts to 40 along the Newfoundland coast Thursday afternoon and evening.

Snow today. Flurries beginning near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning near noon Thursday.

Temperatures minus 14 rising to zero this afternoon then falling to minus 15 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Over open water seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 March 2015
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots backing to westerly 15 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind westerly 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice diminishing overnight. 

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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 EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W 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

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9
tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice
pressure in the pack ice diminishing overnight.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 March 2015

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 04 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM EST 03 March 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 3:00 AM AST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the central Marine
District.
By 8:00 a.m. AST today ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM AST 4 March 2015 A trough extending from a low pressure system near James Bay will
move across maritime waters today. Strong to gale force southerlies
ahead of the trough veer to strong westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore..Fourchu..
Northern Banquereau and Cabot Strait.

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