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Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 this morning and to northwest 15 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light this evening then increasing to southeast 30 Friday morning. Wind veering to southwest 25 Friday evening.

Scattered flurries ending this afternoon. Snow Friday morning and afternoon becoming rain or snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to plus 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2023
Saturday Wind north 15 to 20 knots backing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20.
Monday Wind light becoming northeast 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday 7 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey ice in the western section. 9 plus tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice near the Prince Edward Island coast in the western section. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac 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 Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4529N 6511W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4519N 6058W to 4540N
5837W to 4755N 6124W to 4725N 6236W to 4849N 6316W to 4844N 6057W to
4934N 6117W to 4953N 5854W to 4721N 5958W to Newfoundland near 4729N
5610W. Sea ice west then northeast of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths
grey ice in the western section. 9 plus tenths grey ice including 2
tenths grey-white ice near the Prince Edward Island coast in the
western section.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2023

'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 - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 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 3:00 AM AST 9 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located over Banquereau.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing trough located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Friday low 996 mb located over southern Quebec.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Friday low 997 mb located over southeastern
New Brunswick.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
the eastern Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:42 AM AST 9 February 2023 A trough over Banquereau will continue to move eastward. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies behind the trough will diminish today as a
ridge approaches from the west.

A low pressure system will approach the marine district from the west
Friday morning and cross the Gulf waters throughout the day Friday.
Strong to gale force winds are expected for most waters with this
system.

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

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore, Fourchu,
Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf - Magdalen, Chaleur -
Miscou, and Anticosti.

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