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Cabot Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 26 January 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 55 knots with gusts to 80 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 late this evening and to west 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 early Friday evening.

Rain changing to showers after midnight then to flurries Friday morning and ending Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Friday afternoon.

Temperatures plus 6 falling to minus 2 Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 26 January 2023
Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 early Friday morning and to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 26 January 2023
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots backing to southwest 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to north 20 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4542N 6218W to Prince
Edward Island near 4559N 6231W. Sea ice southwest of the ice edge.

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

Third ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4628N 6240W
to 4730N 6430W to 4905N 6319W to 4853N 6138W to 4948N 6050W to 5044N
5740W to Newfoundland near 4925N 5813W. Sea ice west then east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 26 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4910W to 5020N 4800W to 5215N 4845W to 5815N
5630W to 6005N 5015W to 5805N 4545W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 8:00 PM AST 26 January 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 8:00 PM AST 26 January 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 8:00 PM AST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 974 mb located over
Anticosti Island.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday low 972 mb located over Labrador.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Friday low 974 mb located over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:42 PM AST 26 January 2023 An intense low pressure system over Anticosti Island will track
northeastward across Labrador later tonight and into the Labrador Sea
Friday morning. Storm force southerlies ahead of the associated cold
front will diminish to strong to gale force southwesterlies in the
wake of the front.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, and Anticosti - eastern half.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait - northern
half and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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