Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 02 April 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 25 this morning and to west 15 Friday morning. Wind backing to south 20 Friday afternoon then increasing to south 30 Friday evening.

Flurries this evening. Snow and rain beginning Friday afternoon changing to rain and fog patches Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog patches.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 2 to plus 3 this morning then rising to plus 7 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 01 April 2015
Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 4 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 02 April 2015
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 in the morning then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to west 20.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday 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 EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4855N 4450W to 4935N 4650W to 5550N 5235W to 5630N 5555W to
5800N 5730W 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 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4855N 4450W to 4935N 4650W to 5550N 5235W to 5630N 5555W to
5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4815W to 4430N 4715W to 4700N 4130W to 4930N
4200W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4815W to 4430N 4715W to 4700N 4130W to 4930N
4200W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 02 April 2015

'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 3:00 AM NDT 2 April 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 984 mb located northeast of the Avalon
Peninsula.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight departing low 982 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located over Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT Friday approaching trough located from the Gaspe
Peninsula to Cape Breton Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NDT 2 April 2015 A low pressure system northeast of the Avalon Peninsula will move to
lie northeast of Belle Isle Bank this afternoon. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the low will switch to strong to gale force
west to southwesterlies in its wake. Winds will gradually diminish
tonight as the low moves away from the marine district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk Island Bank, and the
Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au
Port, Southwest Coast, Northeast Coast, and Funk Island Bank.

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