Northumberland Strait - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots veering to southerly 15 to 20 this morning then to southwest 25 this afternoon. Wind veering to northwest 30 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 20 Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Thursday afternoon and to light Thursday evening.

Periods of freezing rain changing to a few showers early this morning and ending near midnight. Fog patches dissipating near midnight.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 7 this afternoon then falling to minus 8 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 2018
Friday Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20.
Sunday Wind north 15 to 20 knots veering to east 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 8 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the northern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

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

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 4500N
6130W to 4500N 5755W to 4725N 5730W to Newfoundland near 4705N
5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2
tenths first-year ice in the northern section.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 21 February 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located on a line east-west over
the southern Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located north of the Marine

At 3:30 p.m. AST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday cold front located south of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:48 AM AST 21 February 2018 A cold front approaching from the west will make its way across
The marine district tonight to lie southeast of Laurentian Fan
By Thursday morning. Strong to gale force northwesterlies are
expected behind the front. In addition over northern and
Eastern waters the northwesterlies will combine with cold
temperatures to give freezing spray.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect
For Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and
Anticosti. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for
Eastern shore-eastern half, Sable-eastern half, Fourchu,
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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