Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 February 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Wind westerly 20 to 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 this morning then increasing to southwest 25 to 30 this afternoon. Wind veering to northwest 20 to 25 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 15 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to light near noon Tuesday then becoming southeast 15 Tuesday evening.

A few flurries beginning early this evening and ending near midnight.

Over open water risk of freezing spray this morning.

High today plus 2. Low tonight minus 7. High Tuesday zero.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 February 2017
Wednesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday 8 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the western section of the strait. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4650N 6020W to 4700N
5945W to 4815N 6105W to 5000N 5820W to 4835N 5925W to Newfoundland
near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west and southeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice
except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the western section of the
strait.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing trough located east of the Marine
District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Great Lakes.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Tuesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. AST Tuesday ridge located over the central Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:37 AM AST 27 February 2017 Strong to gale force westerly winds still affecting eastern waters
will diminish early this afternoon as a weak ridge of high pressure
moves through the region.

A trough of low pressure currently over Quebec will approach to lie
over Banquereau after midnight. Strengthening southwesterlies ahead
of the trough will reach gale force over most northern waters later
this afternoon. Over most Gulf of St Lawrence waters northwest gales
will develop behind the trough this evening. Winds will gradually
diminish on Tuesday as another ridge of high pressure moves across
the district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, eastern shore, Sable, Fourchu, Cabot Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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