Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 February 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to south 25 knots this evening and to southwest 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 30 Friday morning and to light Friday afternoon.

Snow or rain beginning this evening and ending Friday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 23 February 2017
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 February 2017
Saturday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to south 35 to 45.
Monday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 8 tenths of grey-white ice in the north section and along parts of the Newfoundland 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 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4610N 5950W to 4635N
5920W to 4815N 6105W to 5000N 5820W to 4835N 5925W to Newfoundland
near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west and southeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 8 tenths of grey-white ice in the north section
and along parts of the Newfoundland coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4705N 5258W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4500W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 3:30 PM NST 23 February 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 23 February 2017 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 983 mb located northeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 995 mb located over the Gaspe
Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday departing low 996 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:20 PM NST 23 February 2017 A low pressure system northeast of the Grand Banks will continue to
move away to the east this evening. Over southeastern waters, gale
force northwesterlies behind the low will diminish as it moves away.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west tonight.
The low will track eastward across Northern Newfoundland Friday
morning, then move east of the district later in the day. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies can be expected south of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk
Island Bank - southern half, Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern
Grand Banks.

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

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