Northumberland Strait - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 January 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind light increasing to southerly 20 to 25 knots early this morning and to southerly 30 late this morning. Wind veering to westerly 25 late this afternoon then to northwest 25 to 30 after midnight. Wind northwest 20 to 25 Sunday.

Snow beginning early this morning changing to showers or flurries this afternoon then to a few flurries early this evening and ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray late this morning. Freezing spray beginning Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 9 rising to plus 1 this afternoon then falling to minus 4 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 January 2018
Monday Wind northwesterly 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday 8 tenths new ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6050W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4945N 6050W to 5030N 5810W to 4820N
5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths new ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth
first-year ice in the western section.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 January 2018

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the central Marine
By 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 985 mb located over western Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 984 mb located northeast of Anticosti

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
western Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located over New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:01 AM AST 20 January 2018 A low pressure system currently over Western Quebec will move
eastward this morning to lie near Anticosti Island this afternoon.
Strong to gale force south to southwesterly winds are forecast over
much of the district ahead of this system. In its wake, strong to
gale force northwesterlies are expected. Winds will become light late
in the day over western waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern
shore, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East
Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti - western half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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