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Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 26 February 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 15 knots backing to north 15 to 20 late this evening then veering to northeast 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to east 35 Thursday evening and locally gusts to 50 along the Newfoundland coast.

Snow Thursday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2020
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 26 February 2020
Friday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday 2 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice in the northern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4515N
6055W to 4555N 5935W to 4520N 5830W to 4635N 5750W to 4730N 5830W to
Newfoundland near 4710N 5525W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths
grey-white ice in the northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4730N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 5000W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5626W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5610W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2020

'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 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2020

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 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located over southern Labrador Sea.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday approaching low 986 mb located over
New England.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located from Labrador to the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:50 PM NST 26 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Sea will cross Belle
Isle Bank Thursday morning before moving east of the district later
in the day. Gale force northwesterlies can be expected over northern
waters in the wake of this feature.

Meanwhile, an intensifying low pressure system will approach the
marine district on Friday. Strong to gale force easterlies will
develop over gulf and southern waters Thursday evening ahead of this
system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast, Belle Isle Bank,
and Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf,
and the Grand Banks.

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