Southeastern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 23 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 this evening then becoming west 25 late overnight. Wind veering to northwest 15 to 20 Friday morning.

Showers and fog banks ending this evening. Flurries beginning late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog banks and in flurries.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 2 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35.
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5145N 5010W to 5210N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5145N 5010W to 5210N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeastern 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 less than 10 icebergs northeast of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the 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

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 23 March 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 3:30 PM NDT 23 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today intensifying low 987 mb located over
northwestern Funk Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Friday departing low 979 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday ridge located west of the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Friday ridge located over western Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:17 PM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system over the Northwestern Funk Island Bank will
move to lie east of Belle Isle Bank tonight and then continue
northward towards Greenland. Gale to storm force northerlies can be
expected north of the low's track, while strong to gale force
southwesterlies can be expected to its south. All winds will diminish
Friday as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half and Belle Isle Bank.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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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