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Cabot Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 early this afternoon then to south 25 after midnight. Wind increasing to south 35 Friday morning then veering to west 35 Friday afternoon.

Flurries becoming showers or flurries Friday morning then flurries Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Risk of freezing spray this afternoon and tonight. Moderate freezing spray beginning Friday afternoon becoming severe Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to plus 2 Friday morning then falling to minus 10 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind west 40 knots increasing to west 50 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15.
Monday Wind south 30 knots diminishing to southwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4542N 6218W to Prince
Edward Island near 4559N 6231W. Sea ice southwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4628N 6240W
to 4730N 6400W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to 5045N 5745W to
Newfoundland near 4926N 5812W. Sea ice west then northeast of the
ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4658N 6157W to 4713N 6215W to 4753N
6129W to 4738N 6105W to 4658N 6157W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 1 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4925W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 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

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 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 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 995 mb located over southeastern
Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Friday low 986 mb located near the Gaspe
Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM AST 2 February 2023 An intensifying low pressure system approaching from Southeastern
Quebec will bring strong to gale force southerlies and gale
Force northwesterlies across the marine region beginning Friday
morning. An extremely cold air mass will usher in behind this low,
leading to moderate to severe freezing spray on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
All waters. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters
except Laurentian Fan and Banquereau - southeastern half.

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