Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 26 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots and locally gusts to 35 along the Newfoundland coast. Wind becoming southeast 35 this morning and locally gusts to 65 along the Newfoundland coast. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 near noon Monday then increasing to west 35 Monday evening.

Showers and fog banks ending this evening. Flurries beginning Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog banks and in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning overnight and ending Monday evening.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 6 to minus 2 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 25 February 2017
Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning and to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 8 tenths of grey-white ice in the northern section and along parts of the Newfoundland coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 northern section
and along parts of the Newfoundland coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5300W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4445W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 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 03:00 AM NST 26 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NST 26 February 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 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Funk Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located from Quebec to Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NST 26 February 2017 A trough of low pressure just west of the Maritimes will move to lie
over Eastern Newfoundland this afternoon then move north of the
district this evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of the trough then shift to strong to gale force
westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port,
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Funk Island
Bank and Belle Isle Bank.

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