Northumberland Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 35 knots diminishing to southwest 30 near noon and to west 15 to 20 late this evening. Wind diminishing to light overnight then increasing to northwest 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 25 Saturday afternoon and to northwest 30 Saturday evening.

A few flurries ending this afternoon. A few flurries beginning Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning Saturday evening.

Temperatures minus 8 rising to minus 2 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots backing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 07:23 AM AST 15 December 2017

'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

Northumberland Strait

Issued 07:23 AM AST 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today quasi-stationary low 958 mb located over
northern Labrador.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1006 mb located east of Cape Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday intensifying low 976 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday low 959 mb located east of the Avalon
Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM AST 15 December 2017 A persistent large low pressure system over Northern Labrador will
maintain gale force west to southwesterlies over the northern half of
the marine district today. Another low will approach the district
rapidly from the southwest tonight and intensify as it crosses
Laurentian Fan Friday morning. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
will develop over southeasternmost waters ahead of this system early
Friday morning then shift to gale to storm force westerlies behind
it. Winds will diminish to strong to gale force northwesterlies late
in the day Friday as the low moves away from the district.

Marine interests are advised storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau - southeastern half and Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are
in effect for all remaining waters except Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher
and southwestern shore.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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