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Cabot Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 January 2022

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 early this morning then increasing to northeast 20 to 25 late this morning. Wind increasing to easterly 35 this afternoon and to southeasterly 40 to 50 early this evening. Wind diminishing to south 25 to 35 late this evening then increasing to southwest 50 to 60 overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 40 Sunday afternoon and to southwest 25 Sunday evening.

Snow or rain beginning this morning becoming rain and fog patches this afternoon and ending near midnight. Flurries Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Risk of freezing spray Sunday late in the day.

Temperatures minus 1 rising to plus 6 near midnight then falling to minus 3 Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 28 January 2022
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon and to 4 to 6 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 January 2022
Monday Wind westerly 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to southwest 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 2 tenths new ice in some sheltered bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6524W to Nova
Scotia near 4504N 6501W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4332N 6520W to 4500N
6045W to 4615N 5915W to 4818N 6122W to 4933N 5905W to 4725N 5945W to
Newfoundland near 4724N 5537W. Sea ice northwest then northeast of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 2 tenths new ice in some sheltered bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:06 PM EST 28 January 2022

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5239N 5551W to 5050N 4940W to 5205N 4755W to 5930N 5625W to
6035N 5210W to 5830N 4700W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Cabot Strait - southern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 January 2022

'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 29 January 2022 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 989 mb located east of
Cape Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 968 mb located near Browns Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 970 mb located near Southwestern Shore.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing low 971 mb located over the
northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday approaching ridge located over Ontario.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM AST 29 January 2022 An intensifying low pressure system approaching from east of Cape
Hatteras will move to lie near Browns Bank this evening. The low will
move northeastward across Nova Scotia overnight tonight and across
the Gulf of St. Lawrence Sunday morning to lie over Southeastern
Labrador Sunday afternoon.

Gale to storm force northeasterlies are expected north of the low
with gale to storm force southerlies south of it.

Storm surge, rough surf and higher than normal water levels are
expected along the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape
Breton Island this afternoon and again early on Sunday. A high water
level warning is in effect.

Storm surge, higher than normal water levels and ice rafting are
expected this afternoon in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except for Chaleur-Miscou - western half. A gale warning
is in effect for Chaleur-Miscou - western half. Freezing spray
warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, southwestern
shore, eastern shore, Cabot Strait - northern half and all Gulf of
St. Lawrence waters.

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