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Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 29 February 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 45 knots with gusts to 55 along the Newfoundland coast today. Wind diminishing to west 35 early this evening and to west 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to west 35 Friday afternoon.

Showers changing to flurries this evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 11 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 29 February 2024
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 29 February 2024
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 20 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 1 tenth grey ice along the Quebec coast. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the Quebec coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay – 44488 West Chedabucto Bay – 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4622N 5930W
to 4718N 6010W to 4819N 6228W to 4926N 6050W to 4956N 5844W to 4816N
5942W to 4725N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 1 tenth grey ice along the Quebec coast.
Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the Quebec coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 28 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4700N 5000W to 4800N 4745W to 5235N 4730W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:22 AM NST 29 February 2024

'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 03:22 AM NST 29 February 2024

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 29 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 970 mb located over
northern Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 961 mb located west of Ungava Bay.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough from low located on a line north-south
over western New Brunswick.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday trough from low located on a line
north-south over the East Coast of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary high located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:25 AM NST 29 February 2024 A low pressure system over Northern Quebec will lie near Ungava Bay
on today. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure southeast of the Grand
Banks will remain nearly stationary. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterlies will spread across all waters tonight between these
two features. Winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies as
a trough associated with the low sweeps over the district this
evening and Friday.

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 all regions with open water except Southeastern Grand
Banks.

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