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Cabot Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 09 April 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 near midnight and to east 40 early Friday morning. Wind increasing to east 50 late Friday morning then diminishing to southerly 35 near noon Friday.

Snow and rain Friday morning. Fog patches forming Friday morning and dissipating Friday afternoon.

Temperatures near plus 1.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM ADT 09 April 2020
Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 09 April 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Monday Wind southerly 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 3 tenths first-year ice in a few bays. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 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 EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4555N 5950W to 4555N 5930W
to 4725N 6030W to 4840N 6230W to 4925N 6015W to 4730N 5925W to
Newfoundland near 4725N 5535W. Sea ice west north and east of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths first-year ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 4:36 PM EDT 9 April 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4745N 5613W to 4510N 5550W to 4350N 4810W to 4545N 4525W to 4835N
4450W to 5330N 4830W to 5740N 5240W to 5630N 4800W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5012N 6121W to Newfoundland near 4834N 5906W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait - southern half

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 09 April 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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 9 April 2020 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 984 mb located over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Friday low 972 mb located west of the Bay of Fundy.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday low 972 mb located over western Prince
Edward Island.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Friday low 974 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:23 PM ADT 9 April 2020 An intense low pressure system will approach the marine district from
the west today to lie west of the Bay of Fundy this evening. The low
will then track northeastward, reaching Gulf - Magdalen Friday
evening. Gale force southeasterly winds ahead of the disturbance will
begin over western marine areas this evening and will reach remaining
waters by Friday morning. Winds will increase to storm force
easterlies over some regions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Friday
morning.

In addition, due to a series of abnormally high astronomical tides,
this system will bring higher than normal water levels and a
likelihood of coastal flooding to areas along the Bay of Fundy during
high tide late this evening. This will also occur for Miramichi
northward to the Acadian Coast and the Bay of Chaleur early Friday
morning, and near noon on Friday along the coasts of iles de la
Madeleine. There may also be some minor flooding along parts of the
Northumberland Strait coast of Prince Edward Island near noon on
Friday. Finally, there may be some coastal erosion and damage due to
rough and pounding surf along east facing shorelines in the Gulf of
St. Lawrence, especially for Northern New Brunswick and iles de la
Madeleine.

Marine interest are advised that high water level warnings are in
effect for Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, southwestern shore,
Chaleur-Miscou and Gulf - Magdalen.

Marine interests are also advised that storm warnings are in effect
for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti -
southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

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