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Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 this morning and to northwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to light overnight then increasing to southeast 25 Friday afternoon. Wind backing to east 30 Friday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Snow Friday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray today and tonight. Freezing spray over northern sections Friday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 2 falling to minus 14 to minus 8 this morning then rising to minus 10 to minus 3 Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 08 February 2023
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near midnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 February 2023
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots backing to southwest 20.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 9 plus tenths grey ice along the Quebec coast. Consolidated grey-white ice in sheltered bays along the Quebec coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4529N 6511W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4519N 6058W to 4540N
5837W to 4755N 6124W to 4725N 6236W to 4849N 6316W to 4844N 6057W to
4934N 6117W to 4953N 5854W to 4721N 5958W to Newfoundland near 4729N
5610W. Sea ice west then northeast of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 plus tenths grey ice along the Quebec coast.
Consolidated grey-white ice in sheltered bays along the Quebec
coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 8 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5015N 5640W to 4910N 4935W to 5245N 4730W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 February 2023

'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 09 February 2023

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 9 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located east of Funk Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 990 mb located east of the Marine
District.

At 3:30 p.m. NST Friday approaching low 998 mb located over the
Maritimes.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 9 February 2023 A low pressure system east of the marine district will slowly
continue eastwards out to sea today and tonight. Meanwhile, a ridge
of high pressure will cross the marine district tonight and Friday.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies can be expected over most waters
between these two features.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest on
Friday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies can be expected over
southwestern waters ahead of the low late Friday.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Grand Banks.

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