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Cabot Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 13 December 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 early this morning then backing to west 15 to 20 near noon. Wind backing to southerly 15 to 20 near midnight then to southeast 25 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 40 Saturday evening.

Flurries ending this afternoon. Rain and fog patches Saturday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending near noon.

Temperatures minus 6 rising to plus 5 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 13 December 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 13 December 2019
Sunday Wind southerly 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 40 to 50 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 40 knots diminishing to west 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 December 2019 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 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 Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour 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 12 December 2019 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4540N 6130W to Prince
Edward Island near 4625N 6205W. Sea ice west of the ice edge

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4630N 6215W
to 4730N 6415W to 4850N 6335W to 4850N 6110W to 5050N 5805W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice west and north of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Cabot Strait - southern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 13 December 2019

'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 - southern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday intensifying low 1004 mb located near
Cape Hatteras.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday low 990 mb located over New England.

By 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday trough from 990 mb low located over
the Gulf of Maine.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located from Browns Bank to the
Gaspe Peninsula.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located from Laurentian Fan to the
Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:44 AM AST 13 December 2019 Strong northwesterly winds over northern waters today will diminish
as a ridge builds into the region from the west. Moderate to strong
southerlies will develop over western waters late in the day today.
Winds will continue to strengthen throughout the day Saturday to
become gale force south to southeasterlies by Saturday evening as a
low pressure system approaches from the southwest.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Chaleur - Miscou - western half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur - Miscou - eastern
half, and Anticosti.

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