Northeast Gulf

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 February 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southwest 25 knots with gusts to 35 along the coast. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 near noon then veering to north 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to north 15 to 20 overnight and to light Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending Sunday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 rising to minus 5 to minus 1 this morning then falling to minus 16 to minus 8 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 23 February 2018
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 knots in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 7 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice in the northern section and along parts of the Newfoundland 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 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

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 6330W to 4500N
6130W to 4530N 5720W to 4725N 5730W to Newfoundland near 4705N
5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 7 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white
ice in the northern section and along parts of the Newfoundland
coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5309W to 4700N 4815W to 5000N 4630W to 5115N 4630W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northeast Gulf

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 February 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 3:00 AM NST 24 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located over southern Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 984 mb located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 944 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today high located southwest of the Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing high located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 24 February 2018 A trough of low pressure approaching from the west will intensify as
it crosses the Grand Banks this evening and then slowly moves off to
the east on Sunday. A second trough over the Labrador Sea will sweep
southeastwards across northeastern waters tonight, then merge with
the first system on Sunday.

Gale force southwesterly winds will develop over the Southern Grand
Banks this afternoon as the first system approaches, then shift to
gale force northwesterlies as it leaves. Strong to gale force
northerlies will develop over most waters tonight in the wake of both
systems.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand Banks.

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

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