Cabot Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 21 March 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 20 to 25 after midnight with gusts to 45 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind becoming easterly 40 near noon Thursday with gusts to 60 in the Wreckhouse area Thursday evening.

Snow beginning Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near plus 1.


Issued 05:00 PM ADT 21 March 2018
Tonight and Thursday. Over open water seas 1 metre building to 2 Thursday morning and to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 21 March 2018
Friday Wind east 35 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the morning then increasing to northwesterly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 1 tenth first-year ice in the southern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4510N 6005W
to 4530N 5810W to 4650N 5725W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea
ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 1 tenth first-year ice in the southern section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 21 March 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4653N 5409W to 4530N 5315W to 4500N 4745W to 4515N 4530W to 4700N
4530W to 5100N 4745W to 5300N 4930W to 5600N 5145W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5109N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5029N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 21 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 21 March 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight low 993 mb located south of Long Island.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday low 991 mb located southwest of Georges

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday warm front from low located south of
the Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Thursday warm front from low located from Georges
Bank to Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM ADT 21 March 2018 A warm front associated with an approaching low pressure system will
move into the southern marine district tonight before tracking
northward on Thursday. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds north
of the front will spread to most of the district by Thursday morning
and switch to strong to gale force southwesterly winds in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
marine waters except for Chaleur-Miscou - western half, and Anticosti
- northwestern half.

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