Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 24 February 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind north 25 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20 late overnight and to light near noon Sunday.

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 8 to minus 4 falling to minus 16 to minus 8 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 February 2018
Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre building to 2 near midnight then subsiding to 1 or less early Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots veering to south 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 4525N
6015W to 4515N 5710W to 4625N 5650W to 4730N 5855W 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 24 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5309W to 4645N 4800W to 5000N 4630W to 5115N 4630W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 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

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 8:00 PM 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 8:00 PM NST 24 February 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 991 mb located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary low 962 mb located
southeast of the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday departing trough from 962 mb low located
east of the Marine District.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday high 1034 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:49 PM NST 24 February 2018 An intensifying low pressure system over the Southeastern Grand Banks
will move to lie southeast of the Grand Banks Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure over the Belle Isle Bank will
track southeastwards and merge with the low on Sunday.

Gale force southeasterly winds over the Southeastern Grand Banks will
shift to gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the low tonight.
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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