Cabot Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 26 March 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southwesterly 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 early this evening then to northerly 10 to 15 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending early Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray ending Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 4 falling to minus 10 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM ADT 26 March 2019
Tonight and Wednesday. Over open water seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 26 March 2019
Thursday Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southerly 25 knots veering to southwest 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeasterly 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday 6 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice in the northwestern section and along the coast near Cape North. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6525W to Nova
Scotia near 4500N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4450N 6225W to 4450N
6210W to 4510N 6100W to 4615N 5900W to 4605N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4735N 5625W. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

6 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice in the
northwestern section and along the coast near Cape North.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4110N 5140W to 4045N 4920W to 4615N 4145W to 5020N
4050W to 5620N 5315W to 5630N 5335W to 6000N 5830W to 6120N 5600W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5037N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4942N 5754W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 26 March 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 3:30 PM ADT 26 March 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today quasi-stationary trough located south of
the Marine District.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Nova Scotia.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT today departing trough located over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:10 PM ADT 26 March 2019 A trough of low pressure will persist south of the district today and
Wednesday. Moderate to strong northerly winds over the slope waters
will increase to strong northeasterlies this evening. Over the
southern half of Laurentian Fan, those northeasterlies are forecast
to reach gale force on Wednesday as the trough intensifies. Elsewhere
across the district generally moderate to strong northwesterlies will
prevail today and Wednesday with occasional freezing spray expected
over most northern waters.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan - southern half. Freezing spray warnings are in effect
for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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