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Gulf - Port au Port

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 08 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 25 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Thursday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning overnight and ending Thursday evening.

Temperatures minus 6 to minus 2 falling to minus 14 to minus 8 overnight.

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 03:30 PM NST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 knots backing to northwest 25.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

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 8:00 PM NST 08 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 8:00 PM NST 08 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 8:00 PM NST 8 February 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 985 mb located over the northern
Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located east of Belle Isle
Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday approaching ridge located over the
Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 8:06 PM NST 8 February 2023 A low pressure system over the Northern Grand Banks will continue
northeastwards to lie east of Belle Isle Bank by Thursday. In the
wake of the low, and ahead of a ridge of high pressure approaching
from the west, strong to gale force west to northwesterlies are
expected over most waters tonight and Thursday.

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

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

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