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 Monday 16 July 2018 with outlook from Tuesday
to Friday for Cape Sable Island and the Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia.
Today...Monday...Mix of sun and clouds. Winds light and variable increasing this afternoon to Southwest 10-15 knots.
High temperature near 18C (64F) along the coast...closer to 26C (79F) inland.
This evening and overnight...Increasing cloudiness
this evening...fog and drizzle developing overnight. Winds diminishing to light Southerly overnight. Low temperature near
Tuesday...Cloudy...fog and drizzle. Winds light Southerly increasing to Southwest 15-20 knots in the afternoon and Southwest 25-30 knots in the evening.
High temperature near 18C (64F)...warmer inland. Low temperature near 17C (63F) overnight.
Wednesday...Cloudy...fog and showers with patchy drizzle...fog and drizzle overnight. Winds Southwest 25-30 knots
early then diminishing in the forenoon to Southwest 10-15 knots. Winds veering to Northwest 10-15 knots in the afternoon. High temperature near 19C (66F). Low temperature near 14C (57F) overnight.
Thursday...Mainly cloudy...fog and drizzle gradual clearing through the day.
Winds Northerly 10-15 knots diminishing through the day to light and variable. High temperature near 22C (72F). Low temperature
near 13C (55F).
Friday...Sunny...clear overnight. Winds light
and variable increasing in the afternoon to Westerly 10-15 knots. High temperature near 24C (75F). Low temperature near 13C
Today on the outside...Wind and swell waves 3 -
4 feet...little significant change. Across the shoals and shoreline...sea and swell lifting then breaking lightly over
the shoals. Surf lining up for a curl and dash up the beaches and shoreline...breaking up with a splash among the rocks.
Take care and stay safe
everyone. Dick Crowell