Cabot Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 30 early this morning with gusts to 45 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 30 early this evening then increasing to northwest 35 to 45 near midnight with gusts to 55 overnight and Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of snow and ice pellets changing to periods of rain or freezing rain early this morning then to a few showers this afternoon and ending near midnight. Fog patches dissipating near midnight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 4 rising to plus 4 this evening then falling to minus 10 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 21 February 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Over open water seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this morning and to 2 to 3 after midnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 Thursday morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 2018
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots backing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20.
Sunday Wind north 20 knots veering to east 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 8 tenths grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 6330W to 4500N
6130W to 4500N 5755W to 4725N 5730W to Newfoundland near 4705N
5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths grey-white ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4800N 5300W to 4900N 4800W to 5015N 4715W to 5115N 4715W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 21 February 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located on a line east-west over
the southern Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located north of the Marine
District.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday cold front located south of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:48 AM AST 21 February 2018 A cold front approaching from the west will make its way across
The marine district tonight to lie southeast of Laurentian Fan
By Thursday morning. Strong to gale force northwesterlies are
expected behind the front. In addition over northern and
Eastern waters the northwesterlies will combine with cold
temperatures to give freezing spray.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect
For Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and
Anticosti. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for
Eastern shore-eastern half, Sable-eastern half, Fourchu,
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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