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Cabot Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 27 February 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 15 near noon then increasing to southwest 25 late this afternoon. Wind backing to southeast 25 after midnight with gusts to 45 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind becoming southeasterly 35 early Sunday morning with gusts to 55 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind becoming northerly 40 near noon Sunday then diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 Sunday evening.

Snow beginning near midnight changing to flurries near noon Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 4 rising to plus 1 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 27 February 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 February 2021
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 45 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind westerly 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind westerly 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4615N 6000W to 4710N 6015W
to 4700N 6105W to 4935N 6130W to 4950N 5820W to 4810N 5935W to 4725N
5920W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea ice west then north then
east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:23 PM EST 26 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4635N 4915W to 4735N 4755W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5112N 5606W to the Labrador coast near 5200N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM AST 27 February 2021

'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.

Warnings (Ended)

Freezing spray warning ended

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM AST 27 February 2021
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the central Marine
District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1010 mb located over southern Maine.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday intensifying low 995 mb located near Port
aux Basques.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM AST 27 February 2021 A low pressure system will develop over Southern Maine this evening
and intensify as it tracks eastward across the marine district
tonight and Sunday. Strong to gale force southerly winds will develop
ahead of the low tonight, shifting to strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except for Northumberland Strait - western half, Gulf
Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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