Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 early this morning then backing to northwest 25 to 35 near noon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 overnight then backing to southwest 25 Friday afternoon.

Snow changing to a few flurries this afternoon and ending Friday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero falling to minus 16 to minus 8 this morning then rising to minus 8 to zero Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 22 March 2017
Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 5 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots veering to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 4 tenths of grey ice in the north section. 

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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 EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6005W to 4520N
5925W to 4620N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6450W to New
Brunswick near 4525N 6520W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 4 tenths of grey ice in the north section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5305W to 4515N 4700W to 4715N 4200W to 4900N 4215W to 5200N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

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 3:07 AM NDT 23 March 2017 Today At 3:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 992 mb located over the
South Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 975 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday approaching ridge located west of the
Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system will track across Eastern Newfoundland this
morning and intensify as it moves to lie east of Belle Isle Bank
tonight. North of the low's track, strong to gale force northeasterly
winds will intensify to gale to storm force northwesterlies this
afternoon. South of the track, strong to gale force southeasterly
winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.
All winds will diminish Friday as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half and Belle Isle Bank.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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