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Cabot Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 January 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northerly 20 knots diminishing to light this morning then increasing to southeast 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight and to southeast 35 to 45 overnight with gusts to 55 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind becoming southeast 50 Sunday morning with gusts to 75 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Temperatures near plus 2.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 16 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less early this morning then building to 1 to 2 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 4 Sunday morning and to 4 to 6 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 January 2021
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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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 15 January 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday

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 2:36 PM EST 15 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5201N 5546W 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)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait - northern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 16 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 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing low 970 mb located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 1000 mb located over the
East Coast of the U.S.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 984 mb located over Maine.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located from Anticosti Island to West
Scotian Slope.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing ridge located from Newfoundland
to the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM AST 16 January 2021 An intense low pressure system over the Southeastern Grand Banks will
move slowly eastward away from the district today. Strong to gale
force northwesterlies over eastern waters will diminish today.

A developing low pressure system over the Eastern Seaboard will track
northward today to lie over Maine tonight. A trough ahead of the low
will move into southwestern waters tonight and then move across the
remainder of the district on Sunday. Gale to storm force
southeasterly winds will spread across the marine district ahead of
the trough.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern
shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau - western half,
Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait - eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen
- eastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that a high water level warning is
in effect for Gulf-Magdalen for Sunday near high tide near noon.
In addition, higher than normal water levels are expected for
Chaleur-Miscou for early evening on Sunday.

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