Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 11 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northeast 20 knots diminishing to light this afternoon then increasing to southwest 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to variable 15 late overnight then increasing to north 30 near noon Wednesday.

Flurries beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero falling to minus 7 to minus 2 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 11 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 2 to 3 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to southeast 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 4 tenths new ice along parts of the coasts. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6210W to 4630N
6150W to 4705N 6400W to 4850N 6350W to 4925N 6515W to 4910N 6700W to
4955N 6605W to 4845N 6155W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5040N
5715W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4700N 6155W to 4715N 6220W to 4750N
6130W to 4735N 6105W to 4700N 6155W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 4 tenths new ice along parts of the coasts.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5430W to 5230N 5000W to 5500N 5000W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 10:00 AM NST 11 December 2018

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 10:00 AM NST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Funk Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 995 mb located east of
Cape Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 955 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM NST 11 December 2018 A trough of low pressure over Funk Island Bank will drift slowly
southeastward today to lie east of the district this evening. Strong
to gale force north to northwesterly winds around the trough will
diminish as it pulls away.

A low pressure system developing off Cape Hatteras is forecast to
rapidly intensify into a major storm as it approaches, crossing the
Grand Banks Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Gale to
storm force east to northeasterlies will spread across southern and
eastern waters overnight through Wednesday ahead of the low then
shift to gale to storm force north to northwesterlies in its wake.
South of the low, storm to hurricane force southwesterlies can be
expected over the Southeastern Grand Banks Wednesday evening.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect
for East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Northern Grand Banks and
Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters and
Southwest Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing
Spray warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle
And Gulf waters.

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