Cabot Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 November 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming westerly 15 to 20 this morning then increasing to westerly 35 near noon. Wind diminishing to west 20 early this evening and to westerly 15 late this evening. Wind backing to southerly 20 overnight then increasing to westerly 35 Thursday morning.

Rain and fog patches ending early this morning. Showers or flurries beginning this morning and changing to flurries overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray Thursday evening.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 3 Thursday evening.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 21 November 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon then subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 3 Thursday afternoon and to 3 to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 November 2018
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots increasing to northwest 45 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 45 knots diminishing to northwest 35.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northerly 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

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

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6300W to Prince
Edward Island near 4600N 6250W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4625N 6230W
to 4720N 6430W to 4855N 6345W to 4925N 6525W to 4905N 6730W to 5005N
6600W to Quebec near 5005N 6140W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Anticosti Island near 4955N 6415W to
4955N 6435W to 4945N 6445W to Anticosti Island near 4925N 6335W. Sea
ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5537W to 5100N 5330W to 5100N 5000W to 5300N 5000W to
5600N 5200W to 5730N 5700W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait - southern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 November 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 3:00 AM AST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 998 mb located near Eastern
By 3:30 p.m. AST today low 988 mb located north of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 1003 mb located near
the Bay of Fundy.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 988 mb located over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:50 AM AST 21 November 2018 A low pressure system moving along the Atlantic Coast will intensify
as it tracks northeastward to lie north of Newfoundland this
afternoon. Strong to gale force westerly winds over southern waters
will diminish slightly as the low moves further away from the

A second low will develop near the Bay of Fundy this evening and
intensify as it tracks northeastward tonight and Thursday. Gale force
northwesterly winds are expected to develop behind this disturbance
and an unseasonably cold air mass will bring freezing spray over most
northern and Atlantic coastal regions.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, Northumberland
Strait, Gulf Magdalen - western half, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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