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Cabot Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 11 December 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late this afternoon and to light near midnight. Wind increasing to west 10 to 15 early Thursday morning and to west 20 late Thursday morning. Wind increasing to west 45 Thursday afternoon then veering to northwest 35 Thursday evening.

Periods of snow ending this evening. Flurries Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Thursday evening.

Temperatures near minus 3.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 11 December 2019
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 11 December 2019
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 40.
Sunday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4540N 6130W to Prince
Edward Island near 4625N 6205W. Sea ice west of the ice edge

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4630N 6215W
to 4730N 6415W to 4850N 6335W to 4850N 6110W to 5050N 5805W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice west and north of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 3:30 PM AST 11 December 2019

'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

Cabot Strait

Issued 3:30 PM AST 11 December 2019

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 3:30 PM AST 11 December 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located from East Scotian Slope to
the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday departing trough located southeast of
the Marine District.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:22 PM AST 11 December 2019 A trough of low pressure from East Scotian Slope to the Northern
Grand Banks will move to eventually lie southeast of the marine
district tonight. Strong to gale force southwesterlies ahead of the
trough shift to generally strong northwesterlies behind it.

On Thursday morning the northwesterlies will increase to strong to
gale force across the district and could possibly approach storm
force over northernmost waters. Winds are expected to diminish
somewhat over most waters later on Thursday as a ridge of high
pressure approaches from the west.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

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

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