Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 19 December 2014

Tonight and Saturday

Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near midnight then becoming northeast 15 Saturday morning except northeast 25 over northern sections.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 December 2014
Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 19 December 2014
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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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 Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5100N 5705W to 5120N 5650W to 5140N 5600W to Labrador near 5200N 5550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5040N 5605W to 5100N 5540W to 5210N 5500W to 5430N 5500W to 5700N 5930W to 5800N 5900W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5100N 5705W to 5120N 5650W to 5140N 5600W to Labrador near 5200N 5550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5040N 5605W to 5100N 5540W to 5210N 5500W to 5430N 5500W to 5700N 5930W to 5800N 5900W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5300N 5200W to 5400N 5200W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5300N 5200W to 5400N 5200W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 19 December 2014 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 988 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing low 980 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday trough from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over Funk Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today building ridge located over Ontario.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday building ridge located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:27 PM NST 19 December 2014 A low pressure system over Belle Isle Bank will track rapidly
northeastwards to lie southeast of Greenland tonight. A trough will
hang back behind the low and slide eastwards across the Funk Island
Bank tonight and out of the marine district Saturday.

Strong to gale force southwesterlies east of the low and trough give
way to strong to gale force northerlies to their west. Winds will
diminish below gale force over most waters tonight and over the Funk
Island Bank Saturday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, the Gulf waters, East Coast, Northeast Coast,
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle.

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