Cabot Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind southeast 25 to 30 knots with gusts to 45 in the Wreckhouse area early this morning. Wind diminishing to variable 15 this morning then increasing to northwest 25 this afternoon and locally gusts to 35 along the Newfoundland coast this evening. Wind diminishing to northerly 20 Friday morning.

Snow ending this morning. Flurries beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray Friday.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 5 Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 18 January 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind west 15 knots increasing to southwesterly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 2 tenths new ice in some bays. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4555N
5935W to 4645N 5955W to 4725N 5910W to 4800N 6110W to 4840N 6145W.
Sea ice south and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4840N 6145W to 4855N 6055W to 4940N
6125W to 4950N 5840W to 4825N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4800N
5915W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 2 tenths new ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5230W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 1010 mb located over Eastern Shore.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 999 mb located over central
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 1010 mb located southeast
of Cape Hatteras.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday low 985 mb located south of East Scotian
Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:34 AM AST 18 January 2018 A low pressure system currently east of Cape Hatteras will gradually
intensify today and track south of the marine district tonight and
Friday. Increasing northeasterly winds ahead of this system will
reach gale force over southwestern waters this evening and spread
eastward across southern waters throughout Friday.

There remains some uncertainty on how close this low pressure system
will track near the southernmost waters. Should this low pressure
system track further northward than is currently expected, stronger
gales or storm force northeasterlies may develop over Georges Bank
and West Scotian Slope later this evening and overnight. Environment
and climate change Canada will continue to monitor the situation and
issue updates as new information becomes available.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope and Laurentian
Fan.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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