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Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 February 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 25 knots veering to west 25 to 30 this morning then increasing to west 35 this afternoon. Wind increasing to west 45 Saturday morning then veering to northwest 35 Saturday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray beginning this morning becoming severe this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 3 falling to minus 26 near midnight then rising to minus 18 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind west 25 knots backing to south 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to south 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 3 tenths new ice along parts of the coasts in the western section. 

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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 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4538N 6452W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4551N 6200W to 4630N
6145W to 4700N 6330W to 4800N 6245W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to
5020N 5800W 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

Open water except 3 tenths new ice along parts of the coasts in the
western section.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 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

Northumberland Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 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 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough from low located from Quebec to
New England.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today trough from low located from Labrador to
Laurentian Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday quasi-stationary low 958 mb located over
Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Ontario.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM AST 3 February 2023 A trough of low pressure will pass over the region today spreading
strong to gale force southerlies across the district. In the wake of
this trough, the associated low will stall and deepen over the
Labrador Sea. A very cold westerly flow will develop over the
district tonight with gale to storm force winds and moderate to
severe freezing spray. Winds will ease and temperatures will rise
Saturday night as a ridge of high pressure approaches the Maritimes.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen northeastern half and Anticosti.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters. Freezing spray
warnings are in effect for all waters.

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