Northumberland Strait - western half
Issued 08:00 PM ADT 20 March 2018
Tonight and Wednesday.
Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to northeast 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 20 to 25 Wednesday evening.
Temperatures near minus 2.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4510N 6005W
to 4530N 5810W to 4650N 5725W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea
ice north of the ice edge.
Ice CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
3 tenths new ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice along the coast of Prince Edward Island.
Strong ice pressure along the west coast of Prince Edward Island
today and easing Wednesday afternoon.
Warnings (In effect)
Northumberland Strait - western halfIssued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018
Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 8:00 PM ADT 20 March 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Marine District.
At 3:00 a.m. ADT Wednesday warm front from low located southwest
of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Wednesday warm front from low located on a line
east-west over the southern Marine District.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 7:54 PM ADT 20 March 2018 A warm front will approach the Maritimes from the southwest on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds north of the
trough will spread to most of the district by Thursday morning and
switch to strong to gale force southwesterly winds in its wake.
Environment and climate change Canada meteorologists are monitoring
the development of this feature as it forms southwest of the marine
district. Current information is suggesting that the track of this
warm front along the slope waters may shift southeastward Wednesday
evening which would maintain gale force northeasterlies over the
slope waters longer than is currently expected. Given that there
remains some uncertainty in the development of this feature, marine
interests are advised to monitor subsequent forecasts particularly
from Georges Bank to Laurentian Fan.
Marine interests are also advised that gale warnings are in effect
for all marine waters except for Cabot Strait and the Gulf of St.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
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- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
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