Northumberland Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 December 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 knots increasing to northwest 40 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 30 near noon Wednesday.

Snow changing to flurries early this evening and ending Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray overnight and Wednesday morning.

Temperatures near minus 3.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free except 9 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice along parts of the coasts. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4615N 6115W to 4720N
6350W to 4850N 6350W to 5000N 6530W to 4955N 6450W to 4920N 6400W to
4840N 6200W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5725W. Sea ice
west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4700N 6155W to 4715N 6220W to 4750N
6130W to 4735N 6105W to 4700N 6155W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except 9 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice along
parts of the coasts.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 3:30 PM AST 18 December 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 18 December 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 970 mb located over Cabot Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday low 968 mb located northeast of
Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:09 PM AST 18 December 2018 An intense low pressure system located over Cabot Strait will
Slowly move across Southern Newfoundland tonight before departing
northeast of Newfoundland on Wednesday. Behind the low, gale force
northwesterlies will develop across the district and those gales
Are expected to reach storm force tonight over Cabot Strait and
Gulf-Magdalen. Cold air behind this system will give freezing
Spray to Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti tonight and Wednesday with
A risk of freezing spray for the remaining Gulf waters.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect
For Cabot Strait and Gulf-Magdalen. Gale warnings are in effect
For all remaining marine waters. Freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels and heavy pounding surf are expected tonight along
The Îles de la Madeleine, as well as north to northwest-facing
coastlines of Western Cape Breton, Eastern Prince Edward Island
And Northern Nova Scotia.

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