Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 January 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 35 knots this evening and to southeast 45 late overnight with gusts to 65 along the Newfoundland coast overnight and Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning this evening changing to rain late overnight and ending Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 rising to plus 5 Wednesday morning then falling to zero Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 this morning then building to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas building to 5 to 7 late overnight then subsiding to 3 to 5 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 4 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice along the north coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 4 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice along
the north coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 3:30 PM NST 23 January 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 23 January 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located northeast of
the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 986 mb located over New Brunswick.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 976 mb located north of Anticosti
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:28 PM NST 23 January 2018 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain
nearly stationary today as a ridge of high pressure builds in over
Newfoundland. Strong west to northwesterlies between these two
features will continue to diminish as the ridge becomes the dominant
feature.

Another low is expected to track through the Gulf of St. Lawrence on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop tonight
ahead of the low and veer to strong to gale force southwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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

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