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 23 April 2018 with outlook from
Tuesday to Friday for Cape Sable Island and the Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia.
Today...Monday....Sunny. Winds light increasing
toward noon to Westerly 10-15 knots. High temperature near plus 8C (43F) coastal....closer to 15C (59F) inland.
and overnight...Clear...patchy fog in hollows overnight. Winds diminishing to light this evening then becoming Southwest 10-15
knots overnight. Low temperature near minus 3C (27F) overnight.
Tuesday...Mainly sunny...increasing cloudiness overnight. Winds Southwest 10-15 knots increasing to Southwest 15-20
knots in the afternoon then diminishing to Southwest 10-15 knots overnight. High temperature near plus 8C (46F) coastal...closer
to 16C (61F) inland. Low temperature near plus 4C (39F) overnight.
Wednesday...Increasing cloudiness becoming mainly cloudy in the forenoon...showers developing in the afternoon...fog
developing with periods of rain in the evening and overnight. Winds Southwest 10-15 knots backing and increasing to
Southeast 15-20 knots. Winds increasing in the evening to Southeast 20-25 knots. High temperature near plus 11C (52F).
Low temperature near plus 9C (48F) overnight.
of rain...rain overnight. Winds Southeast 25-30 gusting gales 35 knots veering to Southwest 25-30 knots in the afternoon.
High temperature near plus 10C (50F). Low temperature near plus 7C (45F) overnight.
Friday...Cloudy...rain tapering to showers toward noon...then mainly cloudy with showers...mainly cloudy overnight.
Winds Southwest 10-15 knots. High temperature near plus 12C (54F). Low temperature near plus 5C (41F).
Today on the outside...Wind and swell waves 1 - 2 feet...little change. Today across
the shoals and shoreline...sea and swell lifting over the shoals. Surf glittering for a splash up the beaches and shoreline
then swirling among the rocks.
Take care and stay safe
everyone. Dick Crowell