Northumberland Strait - western half
Issued 03:00 AM ADT 31 March 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Wind westerly 25 knots veering to northwest 20 this morning then diminishing to variable 15 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light early this evening then becoming southerly 15 overnight. Wind backing to southeast 15 Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 20 Saturday afternoon. Wind veering to southwest 15 Saturday evening.
Flurries ending this morning. Snow Saturday afternoon changing to rain and fog patches. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Over open water freezing spray ending this morning.
Temperatures near minus 2.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EDT 30 March 2023 Today Tonight and Friday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4616N 6006W to 4658N 6010W
to 4845N 6230W to 4958N 5915W to 4733N 5932W to 4727N 5823W to
Newfoundland near 4740N 5815W. Sea ice west then northeast of the
5 tenths first-year ice. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of
the coasts in the western section.
Warnings (In effect)
Freezing spray warning in effect
Northumberland Strait - western halfIssued 03:00 AM ADT 31 March 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM ADT 31 March 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Cape Breton Island.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight departing trough located over Laurentian
Fan extending southeastward.
At 3:30 p.m. ADT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Gulf of Maine.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Saturday departing ridge located on a line
north-south over eastern Newfoundland.
At 10:00 a.m. ADT Saturday warm front located from the Great Lakes
to Browns Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Saturday warm front located from the St. Lawrence
River to Laurentian Fan.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:02 AM ADT 31 March 2023 A trough of low pressure over the eastern marine district will move
to lie over the Southern Grand Banks this evening. Strong southerlies
ahead of the trough become strong to gale force northwesterlies in
its wake. These gales will begin to diminish this afternoon or
evening as a ridge of high pressure approaches from the west.
On Saturday a warm front will cross the marine district. Winds will
increase to strong southeasterlies ahead of the front and become gale
to possible storm force southwesterlies south of it.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore,
LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian
Slope, and Laurentian Fan.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Northumberland Strait - western half and Chaleur-Miscou.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - northeastern half
- Anticosti - southwestern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- Eastern Shore - western half
- 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
- Sable - eastern half
- Sable - western 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
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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