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Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 February 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots with gusts to 45 along the coast. Wind becoming west 45 early this morning then diminishing to west 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 Sunday morning then backing to south 15 to 20 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending near midnight. Periods of snow Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate after midnight and ending Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 26 rising to minus 7 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind north 15 knots becoming south 15.
Wednesday Wind south 15 knots increasing to northwest 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday 3 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice except 9 tenths grey ice near Prince Edward Island. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 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 Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques 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 EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4538N 6452W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4543N 6215W to 4635N
6150W to 4650N 6339W to 4800N 6300W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to
5045N 5740W to 4815N 5945W to 4722N 5923W to Newfoundland near 4729N
5610W. Sea ice west then northeast of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4658N 6157W to 4713N 6215W to 4753N
6129W to 4738N 6105W to 4658N 6157W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice except 9 tenths grey ice
near Prince Edward Island.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 February 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 February 2023

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 3:00 AM AST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 956 mb located over Labrador
Sea.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today deepening low 950 mb located over Labrador
Coast.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 970 mb located northeast of
Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday trough located on a line north-south over
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM AST 4 February 2023 An area of low pressure over Labrador will continue to deepen as it
moves to lie over the Labrador Sea today and then will move to lie
northeast of Newfoundland tonight and will finally pass east of
forecast waters. Gale to storm force westerlies will persist until
late today, when they will diminish over western waters as a ridge of
high pressure approaches from the west. Late on Sunday a trough will
approach from the west, giving strong to possibly gale force
southerlies over southeastern waters.

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

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