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 20 February
2018 with outlook from Wednesday to Saturday for Cape Sable Island and the Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia.
Today...Tuesday...Cloudy...periods of rain...fog...rain ending early afternoon then cloudy with showers...patchy
drizzle...fog...5mm...about 1/5 inch rain. Winds Southwest 20-25 knots diminishing through forenoon to variable 10-15 knots.
High temperature plus 7C (45F).
This evening and overnight...Cloudy...showers...drizzle
and fog this evening and overnight. Winds becoming Southwest 10-15 knots overnight. Temperature rising to near plus 5C (41F).
Wednesday...Cloudy...showers and patchy fog...showers and patchy fog in the evening...mainly
cloudy with fog near midnight. Winds increasing to Southwest 15-20 knots then veering and increasing in the afternoon
to Westerly 20-25 knots. Winds diminishing to Northerly 10-15 knots overnight. High temperature near plus 8C (46F)...warmer
inland. Low temperature near plus 1C (34F).
colder...mainly cloudy becoming a mix of sun and clouds...flurries developing overnight. Winds Northwest 20-25 knots veering
to North 15-20 knots. High temperature near plus 2C (36F). Low temperature near minus 5C (23F) overnight.
Friday...Mix of sun and clouds...periods of rain or wintry mix developing overnight.
Winds North 15-20 knots diminishing to variable 10-15 knots. High temperature near plus 1C (34F). Low temperature near minus
3C (27F) overnight.
Saturday...Cloudy...periods of rain ending in the afternoon...mainly cloudy overnight. Winds Southwest 15-20
knots veering to Northwest 15-20 knots. High temperature near plus 5C (41F). Low temperature near minus 2C (28F).
Today on the outside...Wind
and swell waves 6 - 8 feet...subsiding 5 - 6 feet. Today across the shoals and shoreline...sea and swell breaking moderately
over the shoals. Surf curling up on the beaches and shoreline...breaking up into a icy spray among the rocks.
Take care and stay safe everyone.