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 Friday 15 June 2018 with outlook from Saturday
to Tuesday for Cape Sable Island and the Municipality of Barrington, Nova Scotia.
Today...Friday...Mainly cloudy with patchy mist to start...clearing toward noon to mainly sunny. Winds light and
variable increasing this afternoon to Southwest 15-20 knots. High temperature near 20C (68F).
This evening and overnight...Clear. Winds veering and
diminishing this evening to Northwesterly 10-15 knots then diminishing to light and variable overnight . Low temperature near
Saturday...Mainly sunny...few clouds in the evening...increasing cloudiness overnight...mist developing with patchy
drizzle. Winds light and variable increasing in the afternoon to Southwest 10-15 knots. Winds becoming light and variable
overnight. High temperature near 20C (68F)...warmer inland. Low temperature near 12C (54F) overnight.
Sunday...Mainly cloudy with patchy mist and drizzle to start...clearing toward
noon then a mix of sun and clouds...increasing cloudiness overnight. Winds light and variable increasing in the forenoon
to Easterly 15-20 knots. High temperature near 21C (70F). Low temperature
near 13C (55F) overnight.
Monday...Cloudy...periods of rain
beginning early....rain ending overnight. Winds Southwest 20-25 knots. High temperature near 16C (61F). Low temperature
near 12C (54F).
Tuesday...Mainly cloudy...showers early...clearing
in the forenoon...mix of sun and clouds...few clouds overnight. Winds Northwest 15-20 knots. High temperature near 19C (66F).
Low temperature near 12C (54F).
Today on the outside...Wind
and swell waves 4 - 5 feet...subsiding 2 - 3 feet...across the shoals and shoreline...sea and swell breaking lightly over
the shoals. Surf lining up for a curl and tumble before spreading out for a foaming run up the beaches and shoreline...breaking
up into a splash and swirl among the rocks.
Take care and stay safe everyone. Dick Crowell