Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 February 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 35 near noon then diminishing to west 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 15 overnight then veering to north 10 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind becoming light Saturday evening.

Showers today. Snow or rain overnight and Saturday morning. Fog patches forming this morning.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 February 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind light increasing to southeast 35 to 45 knots in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday 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 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W 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 EST 23 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4705N 5258W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4500W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4705N 5258W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4500W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located east of Anticosti Island.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 998 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located east of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:00 AM NST 24 February 2017 A low pressure system east of Anticosti will track eastward across
Northern Newfoundland this morning, then move east of the district
later in the day. Strong to gale force southwesterlies can be
expected south of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk
Island Bank - southern half, and the Northern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Northeast Coast,
Belle Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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