Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 early this morning then backing to west 15 overnight. Wind backing to southwest 20 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries ending this morning. Flurries beginning Saturday evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray ending overnight.

Temperatures minus 5 to minus 1 rising to zero Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017
Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind south 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the morning.
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 2 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northern section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5145N 5010W to 5210N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme
northern section.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5145N 5010W to 5210N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 10 to 25 icebergs northeast of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

'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

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

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 NDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 979 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 982 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located west of the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday ridge located over the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday approaching trough located over the
St. Lawrence River.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM NDT 24 March 2017 A low pressure system east of the Belle Isle Bank will continue
northeastward towards Greenland today. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies will diminish over northern waters by this afternoon.
Meanwhile, strong to gale force southwesterlies over the Grand Banks
will diminish this morning.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle
Isle - eastern half, Northeast Coast, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand
Banks.

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

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