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 Sunday 17 December
2017 with outlook from Monday to Thursday for Cape Sable Island and the Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia.
Today...Sunday...Cold...Mix of sun and clouds...more cloudiness
and flurries from seaward brushing the shoreline...freezing spray. Winds Northwest 20-25 knots. High temperature near minus
evening and overnight...Cold...Partly cloudy with flurries mainly from seaward....freezing spray. Winds easing to Northwest
15-20 knots this evening and to light overnight. Low temperature near minus 8C (18F).
Monday...Warming up...Mainly cloudy...snow beginning in the afternoon...snow changing through a wintry mix to rain
early evening...rain continuing overnight. Winds light increasing to Southwest 10-15 knots in the afternoon and to Southwest
15-20 knots in the evening. High temperature minus
2C (28F). Low temperature near plus 1C (34F).
and patchy fog...rain tapering to showers in the afternoon...cloudy with showers then mix of snow flurries overnight. Winds
Southwest 10-15 knots veering and increasing to Northwest 25-30 knots in the evening. High temperature near plus 6C
(43F). Low temperature near zero C (32F).
off...Mainly cloudy...flurries and rain shower mix...flurries overnight. Winds Northwest 30-35 knots. High temperature near
plus 2C (36F). Low temperature near minus 5C (23F).
Thursday...Cloudy with flurries...cloudy with flurries overnight. Winds Northwest
20-25 knots. High temperature near minus 4C (25F). Low temperature near minus 5C (23F).
Today on the outside...Wind and swell waves 4 - 6 feet...subsiding
3 - 2 feet. Today across the shoals and shoreline...sea and swell breaking lightly over the shoals. Surf breaking then rushing
up on the beaches and shoreline...breaking up into a splash of spray among the rocks.
Take care and stay safe everyone.