Gulf - Port au Port


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 January 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to west 25 this evening. Wind veering to northwest 15 to 20 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Friday evening.

Periods of snow ending Friday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this evening and ending Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 14 to minus 6 overnight.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this evening then subsiding to 1 or less Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 8 tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey ice along the Quebec coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4555N
5935W to 4645N 5955W to 4725N 5910W to 4800N 6110W to 4840N 6145W.
Sea ice south and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4840N 6145W to 4855N 6055W to 4940N
6125W to 4950N 5840W to 4825N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4800N
5915W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

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

Ice Coverage

Open water except 8 tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey ice along
the Quebec coast.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5230W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 1002 mb located south of
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 988 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 1000 mb located east of
Cape Hatteras.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 985 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday trough from 985 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 AM NST 18 January 2018 A trough of low pressure associated with a developing low pressure
system lying east of Cape Hatteras this morning will cross the Grand
Banks Friday morning. The low will then pass south of the Grand Banks
Friday late in the day. Over the Southern Grand Banks, strong to gale
force southerlies will develop south of the trough tonight with
strong northeasterlies to its north. Winds will shift to gale force
northerlies on Friday as the low approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Southwest Coast, South Coast, and the
Grand Banks.

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