Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 45 this morning and to west 55 near noon. Wind diminishing to west 35 early this evening and to northwest 25 after midnight. Wind diminishing to variable 15 Sunday morning then increasing to southwest 20 to 25 Sunday evening.

Rain and fog patches ending this afternoon.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 2 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning and to 7 to 9 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots backing to northeast 35 to 45.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water.  

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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

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4930N 5105W
to 5500N 5105W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4930N 5105W
to 5500N 5105W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 990 mb located over
southwestern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 952 mb located east of the Marine
District.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1005 mb located over Quebec.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the southeastern United
States.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM NST 6 February 2016 An intensifying low pressure system over Southwestern Newfoundland
will track northeastward through the Funk Island Bank today and
continue to out to sea tonight.

Strong to gale force northeasterlies over western waters will back to
gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the low. Southerly gales
over eastern waters ahead of the low will veer to gale to storm force
west to northwesterlies in its wake. The northwesterlies are expected
to reach hurricane force over the Funk Island Bank. Winds will begin
to diminish late today as the low pulls away from the district.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west on Sunday
and cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence to lie over the Great Northern
Peninsula Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of
the low will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St.
John and south and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western
half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, the Gulf waters, East Coast - north
of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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