Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 55 knots diminishing to southwest 25 this afternoon then veering to west 15 to 20 Monday afternoon.

Rain and fog patches changing to a few showers near midnight and ending Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 7 to 10 near noon then subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 in the morning and to east 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5215N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W 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 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5215N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5100N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5100N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

'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 10:00 AM NST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 956 mb located over Gulf -
Port au Port.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Monday low 944 mb located over eastern Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM NST 25 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over gulf Port-au-Port will continue
tracking northeastwards crossing Southeastern Labrador this
afternoon. Storm force southerly winds ahead of this low will shift
to gale to storm force southwesterlies in its wake. Winds will
diminish to strong to gale force overnight tonight into Monday
morning.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters, and a high water level warning is in effect for the
Strait of Belle Isle and the Gulf - Port au Port.

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, East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis,
Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf are expected
along the western and southern coasts of Newfoundland, early this
morning and subsiding tonight. While current guidance indicates that
the highest water levels will not likely coincide with the
astronomical high tide, there is potential for water levels to
increase further if the storm track changes. The public is advised to
monitor future forecasts and warnings, as warnings may be issued as
further information becomes available.

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