Cabot Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 16 February 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 late this evening and to northwest 30 Sunday morning. Wind backing to westerly 20 to 25 Sunday evening.

Rain and fog patches changing to snow this evening and ending near midnight with a risk of freezing rain.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Sunday morning.

Temperatures plus 2 falling to minus 8 Sunday afternoon.


Issued 05:00 PM AST 16 February 2019
Tonight and Sunday. Over open water seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 16 February 2019
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 knots increasing to northwest 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 8 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the southwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W Nova
Scotia near 4440N 6550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4400N 6440W to 4500N
6130W to 4455N 5830W to 4540N 5725W to 4720N 5925W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 8 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths
first-year ice in the southwestern section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4740N 4930W to 4920N 4715W to 5200N 4720W to 5700N
5400W to 6027N 5919W to 6510N 5439W to 5915N 5203W to 5832N 5003W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 8:00 PM AST 16 February 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.

Warnings (Ended)

Gale warning ended

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 8:00 PM AST 16 February 2019

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 16 February 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing trough located from Newfoundland
to Laurentian Fan.

At 10:30 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located over the western Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:51 PM AST 16 February 2019 A trough of low pressure stretching from Newfoundland to Laurentian
Fan will move east of the district later this evening. Falling
temperatures and strong to gale force northwest winds in the wake of
the trough will give way to freezing spray to some waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf-Magdalen - northern half and Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for eastern shore-eastern half, Sable-eastern half, Fourchu,
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen-northern half and Anticosti.

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