Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 near noon and to variable 10 to 15 overnight. Wind increasing to south 35 Sunday morning then veering to west 35 Sunday afternoon.

Snow ending this morning. Snow beginning Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending overnight. Freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 5 rising to zero Sunday morning then falling to minus 6 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 1 to 2 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 5 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice along the coast in the northwestern 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 EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W to Nova Scotia near 4605N 6130W. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of
grey-white ice along the coast in the northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

'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 NST 06 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 3:00 AM NST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 990 mb located over
southwestern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 952 mb located east of the Marine
District.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1005 mb located over Quebec.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the southeastern United
States.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM NST 6 February 2016 An intensifying low pressure system over Southwestern Newfoundland
will track northeastward through the Funk Island Bank today and
continue to out to sea tonight.

Strong to gale force northeasterlies over western waters will back to
gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the low. Southerly gales
over eastern waters ahead of the low will veer to gale to storm force
west to northwesterlies in its wake. The northwesterlies are expected
to reach hurricane force over the Funk Island Bank. Winds will begin
to diminish late today as the low pulls away from the district.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west on Sunday
and cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence to lie over the Great Northern
Peninsula Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of
the low will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St.
John and south and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western
half.

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

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