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 21 November
2017 with outlook from Wednesday to Saturday for Cape Sable Island and the Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia.
Today...Tuesday...Mainly sunny...lingering flurries seaward.
Wind Northwest 20-25 knots diminishing and backing to West 10-15 knots this afternoon. Temperature falling to near plus 10C
evening and overnight...Increasing cloudiness this evening...clearing overnight. Winds increasing and backing this evening
to Southwest 20-25 knots. Temperature staying warm near 12C (54F) overnight...little cooler inland.
Wednesday...Mainly cloudy...increasing cloudiness toward noon...periods of rain
beginning near noon...rain ending near midnight...10-15mm...about 1/2 inch rain...clearing overnight. Winds Southwest 20-25
knots diminishing to Southwest 15-20 knots in the forenoon then increasing to Southerly 25-30 knots in the afternoon.
Winds veering to Southwest 25-30 knots early evening then veering to Northwest 25-30 knots toward midnight. High temperature
14C (57F). Low temperature near plus 1C (34F).
Thursday...Sunny...clear overnight. Winds Northwest 20-25 knots
diminishing to Northwest 10-15 knots in the afternoon. High temperature near 3C (37F). Low temperature near zero C (32F).
Friday...Cloudy...rain ending early then clearing in the forenoon
then clearing...clear overnight. Winds West 15-20 knots. High temperature near 6C (43F). Low temperature near plus
4C (39F)...colder inland.
cloudiness...rain overnight. Winds light increasing to Southwest 15-20 knots. High temperature near plus 12C (53F). Low temperature
near plus 5C (41F).
on the outside...Wind and swell waves 6 - 8 feet...subsiding 6 - 4 feet. Today across the shoals and shoreline...sea and swell
breaking over the shoals...surf growing up for a curl then a tumble onto the beaches and shoreline...breaking up into a splash
and spray among the rocks.
Take care and stay safe everyone. Dick Crowell