Gulf - Port au Port


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 11 February 2016

Tonight and Friday

Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20 this evening and to west 25 Friday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 1 falling to minus 12 to minus 5 overnight.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 11 February 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind west 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northeast 25 knots backing to northwest 15 to 20.
Monday Wind west 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice along the Quebec coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

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 1 tenth of
grey-white ice along the Quebec coast.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4430N 4915W to 4430N 4715W to 4715N 4515W to 4800N
4515W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 3:30 PM NST 11 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 11 February 2016 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 993 mb located south of the Avalon
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 991 mb located over the
northern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Friday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday low 994 mb located over the eastern
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located north of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:27 PM NST 11 February 2016 A trough of low pressure is expected to approach the southern marine
district early on Friday. As the trough tracks through the Southern
Grand Banks, an intense but localized low pressure system is forecast
to develop within it. A small area of gale force southwesterly winds
is expected to develop just south of the low with the potential to
produce wind gusts nearing storm force. The low will quickly exit the
marine district by Friday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southern Grand Banks.

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

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