Northumberland Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to southwest 25 late overnight. Wind veering to northwest 25 Sunday afternoon.

A few flurries beginning late overnight and ending Sunday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to plus 1 Sunday afternoon then falling to minus 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to northeast 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday 7 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice along the coast of Prince Edward Island. 

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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 Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 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

7 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus
tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice along the
coast of Prince Edward Island.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland 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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