Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 February 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this morning then becoming northwest 25 this afternoon. Wind veering to northeast 25 this evening then increasing to east 35 to 45 overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

A few flurries ending this afternoon. Snow beginning this evening and changing to snow or freezing rain overnight then to rain near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections today and tonight.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 4 to minus 1 this morning then rising to zero to plus 4 Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 07 February 2016
Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 February 2016
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 in the morning.
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to light.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday 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 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W 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 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W 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 7 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4515N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4445W to 4830N
4445W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5105N 5843W to Newfoundland near 5021N 5732W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4515N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4445W to 4830N
4445W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5105N 5843W to Newfoundland near 5021N 5732W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 February 2016

'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 NST 08 February 2016

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 NST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1004 mb located over southern Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 1006 mb located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight approaching low 974 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough from low located south of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located east of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NST 8 February 2016 A low pressure system tracking eastward across southern portions of
Belle Isle Bank with move east of the district this morning. Strong
southwesterlies southeast of this low will shift to strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake. These westerlies will ease below gales
later today.

A second, and much more intense, low pressure system will move up the
Eastern Seaboard to lie south of Nova Scotia by this evening.
Extending eastward from this low will be a sharp trough. Gale to
storm force east to northeasterlies will develop over most waters
late today and tonight ahead of this low and trough. Late tonight
into Tuesday, winds will veer to gale force southwesterlies south of
the low and trough as the low tracks northeastward.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast and South Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.

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

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