Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 19 January 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening then backing to westerly 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 20 early Saturday morning then increasing to southerly 25 to 30 late Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southerly 35 Saturday afternoon then veering to west 35 Saturday evening.

A few flurries ending late overnight. Snow Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray this evening.

Low tonight minus 5. High Saturday plus 1.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 19 January 2018
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon and to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

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

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 2 tenths new ice in some bays. 

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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

Open water except 2 tenths new ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5330N 5615W to 5330N 5200W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 3:30 PM AST 19 January 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 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
Island.

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
Gulf-Magdalen.

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

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