Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 08 February 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 late overnight.

Periods of snow beginning Tuesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray tonight and Tuesday morning. Freezing spray over northern sections Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 5 rising to minus 6 to minus 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 February 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 this afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 08 February 2016
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice along the coast in the Quebec coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 4955N 5810W to 4925N 5940W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to
4835N 6255W to 4705N 6310W to 4640N 6200W 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 Quebec coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 3:30 PM NST 08 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 3:30 PM NST 08 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 3:30 PM NST 8 February 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 978 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday low 979 mb located south of Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough from 978 mb low located south of
the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday trough from 979 mb low located on a line
east-west over the northern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 PM NST 8 February 2016 An intense low pressure system south of Nova Scotia and an associated
frontal trough lying south of the Grand Banks will track
northeastward to cross Southeastern Newfoundland on Tuesday evening.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterlies will develop over most
waters this evening into Tuesday morning ahead of this system and
shift to gale force southwesterlies to its south.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast, South Coast, and Southwestern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except the
Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

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

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