Northumberland Strait - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 19 January 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwesterly 15 knots diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to southerly 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southerly 20 to 25 early Saturday morning and to southerly 30 late Saturday morning. Wind veering to westerly 25 Saturday evening.

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

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray Saturday morning.

Low tonight minus 9. High Saturday plus 1.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind westerly 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwesterly 15.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.

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 Conditions

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 3:30 PM AST 19 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 3:30 PM AST 19 January 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 984 mb located over the
southern Grand Banks.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:28 PM AST 19 January 2018 A low pressure system over the Southern Grand Banks will continue to
track eastward away from the district this evening. Strong to gale
force northerly winds over southeastern waters will diminish as the
disturbance moves away.

Another low pressure system currently over Ontario will track
eastward across Southern Quebec Saturday morning to lie near
Anticosti Island by Saturday afternoon. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterly winds are forecast over much of the district on
Saturday ahead of this system.

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 and

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

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