Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to west 15 late overnight then to southwest 20 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries ending this afternoon. 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 6 to minus 1 rising to zero Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 near noon Saturday. Seas building to 2 to 3 Saturday 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 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 2 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northern section.  

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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 EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5500N 5200W to 5545N 5500W 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 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5500N 5200W to 5545N 5500W 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)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 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 10:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 979 mb located south of
Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located from Labrador to the
Maritimes.
By 10:00 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 9:53 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Strong to gale force northwesterlies over northern waters associated
with a departing low pressure system south of Greenland will diminish
this afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
Belle Isle Bank.

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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