Northumberland Strait - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 February 2018

Tonight and Monday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 15 this evening then backing to southerly 15 to 20 Monday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 Monday afternoon.

A few flurries ending this evening.

Low tonight minus 7. High Monday minus 2.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 February 2018
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeasterly 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots veering to southerly 15 to 20.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday 5 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice along the Prince Edward Island coast. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

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

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4530N
5750W to 4700N 5750W to 4715N 5655W to Newfoundland near 4705N
5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths
first-year ice along the Prince Edward Island coast.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 18 February 2018 Tonight and Monday At 3:30 p.m. AST today intensifying low 985 mb located over East
Scotian Slope.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Monday departing low 984 mb located over the
southern Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today building ridge located over the western
Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Monday ridge located over the southeastern Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:17 PM AST 18 February 2018 An intensifying low pressure system currently over East Scotian Slope
will continue to track eastward this evening to lie over the Southern
Grand Banks by early Monday morning. Gale to storm force easterly
winds ahead of this feature will switch to strong to gale force
northwesterly in its wake - except over southern waters - where a
narrow band of hurricane force northerlies immediately behind the low
pressure centre will track across the southern marine district
throughout this evening.

These strong winds will begin to diminish from west to east this
evening as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, and Laurentian
Fan - southern half. A storm warning is in effect for Laurentian Fan
- northern half. Gale warnings are in effect for Browns Bank, lahave,
Georges Bank, Sable, and Banquereau - southern half.

Marine interests are also advised that all freezing spray warnings
for the Gulf of St. Lawrence have ended.

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