SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Our sea temperatures have a fluctuating
range of plus or minus 5 degrees F or 2 degrees C. This is because the water temperatures below the surface are usually colder
than the surface. In our area the average temperature at 17 fathoms (100 feet or 30 metres) for this time of year is about
34.9oF (1.6oC). However, with our large tidal range and frequent periods of high wind
waves, the surface water will be mixed with the colder water below, therefore from time to time lowering the surface temperature
to almost the same water temperature as at 100 feet.
The graph is the actual sea surface
temperature as taken from the west wharf in Clark's Harbour on or around the dates shown.
Weather Forecast and Sea State
forecast is based on a combination of weather information sources and intended to be used as a general outlook for
the Barrington and Cape Island area as well as the adjacent Atlantic waters. It is intended for the use of
the public living on Cape Sable Island and in the Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia. This forecast is for information
only and not intended for operational use. Please refer to the official Environment Canada forecast for detailed information.
Our forecast will be updated daily.
Weather Forecast for Tuesday 16 January
2018 with outlook from Wednesday to Saturday for Cape Sable Island and the Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia.
Today...Warm...Tuesday...Mainly cloudy...patchy freezing drizzle...becoming a mix of sun and clouds
this afternoon. Winds Northerly 10-15 knots increasing and backing this afternoon to Northwest 15-20 knots. High temperature near minus 1C (30F).
This evening and overnight...Increasing cloudiness
this evening and overnight. Winds diminishing to light later this evening...light overnight. Low temperature near minus 4C (25F).
Wednesday....Cloudy...periods of wintry mix precipitation beginning in the forenoon...wintry
mix changing to rain through toward noon...rain tapering to showers overnight. Winds light increasing to Southeast 15-20 knots
toward noon then increasing to Southeast 25-30 knots in the evening. Winds veering and diminishing to Southwest 15-20 knots
overnight. High temperature near zero C (32F). Low temperature near plus 3C (37F).
cloudy...mainly cloudy overnight. Winds Northwest 20-25 knots. High temperature near plus 2C (37F). Low temperature near minus
5C (23F)...much colder inland.
overnight. Winds West 20-25 knots. Temperature steady near minus 2C (28F).
Saturday...Mainly cloudy...mainly cloudy overnight.
Winds Southwest 10-15 knots increasing to Southwest 25-30 knots. High temperature near plus 6C (43F). Low temperature near
plus 2C (36F).
on the outside...Wind and swell waves 8 - 10 feet...subsiding 4 - 5 feet overnight. Today across the shoals and shoreline...sea
and swell breaking moderately over the shoals. Surf crunching up on the beaches and shoreline...breaking up into icy spray
among the rocks.
care and stay safe everyone. Dick Crowell