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Northumberland Strait - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 09 April 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 knots early this evening and to southeast 20 to 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to east 35 late overnight then backing to northeast 35 to 45 Friday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 20 near noon Friday then increasing to northwest 35 Friday evening.

Snow beginning near midnight changing to showers or flurries near noon Friday then to flurries Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near zero.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 09 April 2020
Saturday Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind westerly 15 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to south 20 to 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 3 tenths first-year ice along parts of the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4555N 5950W to 4555N 5930W
to 4725N 6030W to 4840N 6230W to 4925N 6015W to 4730N 5925W to
Newfoundland near 4725N 5535W. Sea ice west north and east of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths first-year ice along parts of the coast.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - western half

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 09 April 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 9 April 2020 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 984 mb located over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Friday low 972 mb located west of the Bay of Fundy.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday low 972 mb located over western Prince
Edward Island.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Friday low 974 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:23 PM ADT 9 April 2020 An intense low pressure system will approach the marine district from
the west today to lie west of the Bay of Fundy this evening. The low
will then track northeastward, reaching Gulf - Magdalen Friday
evening. Gale force southeasterly winds ahead of the disturbance will
begin over western marine areas this evening and will reach remaining
waters by Friday morning. Winds will increase to storm force
easterlies over some regions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Friday

In addition, due to a series of abnormally high astronomical tides,
this system will bring higher than normal water levels and a
likelihood of coastal flooding to areas along the Bay of Fundy during
high tide late this evening. This will also occur for Miramichi
northward to the Acadian Coast and the Bay of Chaleur early Friday
morning, and near noon on Friday along the coasts of iles de la
Madeleine. There may also be some minor flooding along parts of the
Northumberland Strait coast of Prince Edward Island near noon on
Friday. Finally, there may be some coastal erosion and damage due to
rough and pounding surf along east facing shorelines in the Gulf of
St. Lawrence, especially for Northern New Brunswick and iles de la

Marine interest are advised that high water level warnings are in
effect for Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, southwestern shore,
Chaleur-Miscou and Gulf - Magdalen.

Marine interests are also advised that storm warnings are in effect
for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti -
southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining

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