Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 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 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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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 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 3:00 AM NST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located over Laurentian Fan.
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 2:58 AM NST 12 February 2016 A low pressure system will intensify as it tracks through the
Southern Grand Banks today. 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 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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