Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 07 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to south 35 near noon then veering to west 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 30 overnight and to northeast 15 to 20 Monday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 30 Monday evening.

A few flurries changing to snow this morning then to a few flurries this evening and ending Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to zero near noon then falling to minus 10 to minus 5 this evening.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to northeast 25.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday 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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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 6 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4500W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 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 07 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 07 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 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday departing ridge located east of the Marine
District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1005 mb located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday low 1003 mb located over southern Belle
Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST Monday approaching low 970 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NST 7 February 2016 A low pressure system will approach from the west today and will
cross the Great Northern Peninsula this evening before moving off to
the northeast on Monday. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of
this low will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

A second, and much more intense low pressure system will move up the
Eastern Seaboard to lie south of Nova Scotia by Monday evening.
This system will spread gale force east to northeasterlies to
southern waters late Monday. Storm force winds are quite likely,
especially over southern coastal waters Monday night into Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Northern Grand Banks.

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

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