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Cabot Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25 this morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind veering to west 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to northwest 25 Tuesday morning.

Showers or flurries becoming flurries Tuesday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray Tuesday late in the day.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 17 January 2021
Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 2 to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 knots.
Thursday Wind west 20 knots veering to northwest 25.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6240W to Prince
Edward Island near 4600N 6240W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4625N 6310W
to 4715N 6405W to 4840N 6345W to 4845N 6150W to 5040N 5820W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice west and north of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 17 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5151N 5607W to 5145N 5400W to 5700N 5400W to 5935N 5620W to
6430N 5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2021

'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.

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 1:56 PM AST 17 January 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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 18 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 979 mb located northwest of Anticosti
Island.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Tuesday departing low 984 mb located north of
Labrador.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today cold front located from the Gaspe Peninsula
to Maine.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Tuesday cold front located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 998 mb located south of
Laurentian Fan.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Tuesday departing low 986 mb located over the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:27 AM AST 18 January 2021 A low pressure system northwest of Anticosti Island will move
northward to lie over Western Labrador this afternoon. The low will
continue northward tonight. Strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies will slowly diminish today as the low pulls away.

A cold front will move southeastward across the district from the
northwest tonight and Tuesday. Winds will veer to strong
northwesterlies behind the cold front. Colder air in the wake of the
cold front will give freezing spray to the Gulf of St. Lawrence
waters on Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank,
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau -
northwestern half, Cabot Strait, Gulf Magdalen, and Anticosti.
Freezing spray warnings are in effect for the waters of the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

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