Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 12 February 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 this afternoon then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 25 Saturday evening.

A few flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Saturday morning. Freezing spray beginning Saturday evening.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 12 February 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind north 15 to 20 knots backing to west 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice along the Quebec coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W to 4805N 5940W
to 4945N 5815W to 4815N 6300W to 4740N 6305W to 4750N 6110W to 4655N
6000W to Nova Scotia near 4615N 5955W. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of
grey-white ice along the Quebec coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 10:00 AM NST 12 February 2016

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located over the southwestern
Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 994 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday approaching low 980 mb located over
Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM NST 12 February 2016 A low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks will track
eastward across the Grand Banks today. A small area of gale force
southwesterly winds is expected just south of the low, with the
potential to produce wind gusts nearing storm force. The low will
quickly exit the marine district by this evening.

Meanwhile, a second very intense low pressure system will move into
Banquereau Saturday afternoon and track through Southeastern
Newfoundland Saturday night. Winds will increase to gale force
easterlies over southern waters ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, East
Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank
and Funk Island Bank.

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