Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind backing to westerly 10 to 15 overnight then increasing to southerly 20 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind veering to west 30 Saturday evening.

A few flurries ending near midnight. Snow Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray this evening.

Temperatures near minus 4.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 19 January 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon and to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind northwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 2 tenths new ice in some bays. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

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

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4840N 6135W to 4945N 6050W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4945N 6050W to 5030N 5810W to 4820N
5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 2 tenths new ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 989 mb located south of East Scotian
Slope.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today low 987 mb located south of the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday low 990 mb located over central Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday low 987 mb located northeast of Anticosti
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:36 AM AST 19 January 2018 A low pressure system currently south of East Scotian Slope will move
eastward to lie south of the Grand Banks by this evening. Strong to
gale force northeasterly winds over the southern district will
diminish west to east this afternoon.

Another low pressure system from Central Quebec will track
southeastward Saturday to lie near Anticosti Island by Saturday
afternoon. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds are forecast over
the southern district beginning Saturday morning and will persist
until Sunday morning.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern
shore, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope,eastern shore, Sable, East
Scotian Slope and Banquereau.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Northumberland Strait-eastern half, Gulf-Magdalen and
Anticosti.

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