Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind west 25 knots veering to northwest 30 this morning then diminishing to north 20 overnight. Wind diminishing to north 10 to 15 Wednesday morning and to light Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this morning and ending Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 3 falling to minus 12 to minus 8 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late this morning then building to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning and to 1 or less Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 9 tenths of new ice including 4 tenths of grey 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 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4655N 6045W to 4610N 6150W
to 4755N 6100W to 4720N 6330W to 4905N 6340W to 4850N 6145W to 5015N
5800W to 4830N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4805N 5905W. Sea ice north
and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths of new ice including 4 tenths of grey ice
along the Quebec coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5045N 5000W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2017

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 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1004 mb located over the western Strait
of Belle Isle.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 1003 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located east of the Marine District.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough from 1003 mb low located over
the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NST 17 January 2017 A low pressure over the Western Strait of Belle Isle will track
across Northern Newfoundland early this morning then across the
Northeast Coast of Newfoundland later today before moving
southeastward across the Grand Banks overnight. Strong to gale force
south to southwesterlies ahead of the low will shift to strong to
gale force north to northwesterlies in its wake.

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

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

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