Southeastern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 early this morning then increasing to southeast 25 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this afternoon and to southeast 50 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 near midnight and to variable 15 Sunday morning.

Snow beginning near noon changing to rain and fog patches early this evening then to snow or rain Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog patches.

Temperatures zero to plus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 12 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to south 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 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

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W 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

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 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 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located over the northern
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 984 mb located over Banquereau.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 983 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:57 AM NST 13 February 2016 A trough of low pressure over the Northern Grand Banks will move away
from the district this morning. A small area of gale force
southwesterly winds south of this feature will diminish to strong
this morning as the trough moves away.

Meanwhile, a second intense low pressure system will move into
Banquereau this afternoon and track northeastward to lie over Funk
Island Bank by early Sunday morning. Winds will increase to gale
force easterlies over southern waters ahead of this system. Gale to
storm force southerlies are expected south of this system later
today.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters and
Northeast Coast.

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

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