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Cabot Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2020

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southerly 10 to 15 knots this morning and to southeast 20 to 25 near noon. Wind increasing to easterly 25 to 35 late this afternoon then backing to northeast 35 this evening. Wind backing to northwest 35 overnight then diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 Monday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 Monday evening.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Monday morning.

Temperatures minus 7 rising to minus 1 this evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 18 January 2020
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2020
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4650N 6020W to 4710N
6015W to 4840N 6150W to 5035N 5750W to 4750N 5950W to 4725N 5920W to
Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice west then east then north of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2020

'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 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing ridge located over the eastern
Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 1004 mb located near Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 990 mb located near Cape Breton Island.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Monday departing low 989 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:43 AM AST 19 January 2020 A low pressure system near Cape Cod will intensify as it tracks
eastward today. The disturbance will reach Cape Breton this evening
and Newfoundland tonight. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
forecast ahead of the low while strong to gale force easterlies are
expected north of it. There is a possibility that southerly winds
could reach near storm force over Laurentian Fan this evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Browns Bank, Georges Bank, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern
shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian
Fan, and Cabot Strait.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait,
Northumberland Strait, Gulf Magdalen, and Anticosti.

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