Gulf - Port au Port - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 31 January 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northeast 10 to 15 knots this morning and to northeast 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to east 35 this evening with gusts to 55 along the Newfoundland coast. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 after midnight and to southeast 15 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 25 Sunday afternoon and to west 35 Sunday evening.

Snow and freezing rain beginning near noon changing to rain this evening then to flurries near noon Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray this afternoon. Freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 7 to minus 2 rising to plus 1 this evening then falling to minus 6 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 30 January 2015
Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon and to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to north 40 to 50.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice near the Quebec coast. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4725N 6020W to 4825N 6150W to 4855N 6115W to 4930N 6120W to 4930N 6000W to 5030N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5900W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice near the Quebec coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NST 31 January 2015

'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 31 January 2015

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 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 992 mb located over eastern Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 990 mb located northeast of
the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 991 mb located southwest of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 986 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM NST 31 January 2015 A low pressure system over Belle Isle Bank will move northeast of the
marine district this morning. Strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies over eastern waters will diminish by noon as the low
departs.

A second low pressure system southwest of Nova Scotia will move
northeastward across the Gulf of St. Lawrence tonight and across
Southeastern Labrador on Sunday. Strong to gale force east to
southeasterlies will spread across the marine district today and
tonight ahead of this feature. Winds will shift to strong to gale
force westerlies in the wake of this system on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, Belle Isle Bank
and Funk Island Bank.

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

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