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Cabot Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 March 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 knots with gusts to 75 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind diminishing to southwesterly 35 early this morning then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 this evening. Wind becoming west 40 overnight. Wind west 40 Wednesday.

Rain or snow changing to flurries this morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this morning.

Temperatures plus 2 falling to minus 7 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 01 March 2021
Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 March 2021
Thursday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4702N 6024W to 4801N 6117W
to 4801N 6258W to 4915N 6100W to 5003N 5814W to Newfoundland near
4833N 5912W. Sea ice southwest then north then east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:40 PM EST 1 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 04:24 AM AST 02 March 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 04:24 AM AST 02 March 2021

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 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 974 mb located near Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
By 10:00 a.m. AST today low 966 mb located near Anticosti Island.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 964 mb located north of Cape Breton
Island.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday departing low 976 mb located over
eastern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:26 AM AST 2 March 2021 An intense low pressure system near the Magdalen Islands will
continue to deepen this morning as it briefly stalls over Anticosti
Island. Tonight, the low will begin tracking east-southeast to lie
over Eastern Newfoundland by Wednesday morning. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the low will transition to gale to storm
force northwesterlies in its wake. Winds are expected to gradually
diminish through the day Wednesday as the low departs.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope,
East Scotian Slope, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and
Anticosti-western-half. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
maritime waters. Freezing spray warnings are also in effect for all
ice-free waters.

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