Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 January 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 this morning and to northwest 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 45 overnight then diminishing to northwest 25 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to west 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries ending overnight. Periods of snow beginning Wednesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this morning.

Temperatures minus 3 falling to minus 6 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 22 January 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Wednesday and to 1 to 2 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 January 2019
Thursday Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southerly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 20.
Saturday Wind westerly 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 3 tenths new ice in some bays. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4440N 6705W to
4315N 6545W to 4420N 6350W to Nova Scotia near 4430N 6345W. Sea ice
within the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4440N
6220W to 4555N 5905W to 4715N 5955W to 4830N 6125W to 4920N 6120W to
4920N 5950W to 5000N 5800W to 4810N 5950W to Newfoundland near 4740N
5920W

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5620W to
Newfoundland near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths new ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5529W to 5130N 5430W to 5245N 5030W to 5500N 5115W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5152N 5607W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 January 2019

'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 22 January 2019

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 3:00 AM AST 22 January 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 989 mb located northeast of Anticosti
Island.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 1000 mb located east of
Cabot Strait.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Cabot Strait.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday approaching low 994 mb located north
of the Great Lakes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:06 AM AST 22 January 2019 Strong to gale force westerlies will prevail over most forecast
waters west of a low over the Northeastern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
This low will move to lie east of Cabot Strait by this evening.
Strong to gale force northerly winds just west of the low will
diminish overnight tonight. However, increasing northwesterly winds
today will reach gale force across much of the district and storm
force over the western section of Gulf-Magdalen, between the low and
a ridge of high pressure west of the district.

On Wednesday the ridge will lie over the marine district. Late in the
day a low will approach from the Great Lakes, giving strong to
possibly gale force southwesterlies to western waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Northumberland Strait - eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen western half.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Fundy and
southwestern shore.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except West
Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Laurentian Fan, Northumberland
Strait - western half and Chaleur - Miscou.

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