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Northumberland Strait - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 February 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 30 near noon then backing to westerly 20 to 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 near noon Sunday and to light Sunday evening.

Rain and fog patches changing to freezing rain near noon then to snow this afternoon and ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this afternoon and ending near noon Sunday.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 13 overnight then rising to minus 6 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 February 2024
Monday Wind south 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind south 20 knots increasing to south 30.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday 2 tenths grey-white ice in strips and patches except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice northwest of Cape George. Consolidated grey-white ice along parts of the coasts. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4529N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4509N 6448W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4615N
5923W to 4757N 6116W to 4711N 6256W to 4803N 6303W to 4942N 5853W to
4816N 5942W to 4728N 5922W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths grey-white ice in strips and patches except 9 plus tenths
grey-white ice northwest of Cape George. Consolidated grey-white ice
along parts of the coasts.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 February 2024

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located over the southwestern Marine
By 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located from Cabot Strait to East
Scotian Slope.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located over the southern Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:39 AM AST 24 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over the southwestern waters will move
eastward across the marine district today. Gale force southerlies
ahead of the trough shift to strong to gale force northerlies in its

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank,
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and
Anticosti - southwestern half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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