Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 40 knots diminishing to west 25 early this morning then increasing to southwest 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind veering to west 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to west 20 Friday morning.

Showers and fog banks ending this morning. A few flurries beginning this evening.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 2 near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 22 March 2017
Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near midnight and to 5 to 7 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25 in the afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 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 Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5135N 4925W to 5150N 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 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5135N 4925W to 5150N 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

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5305W to 4515N 4700W to 4715N 4200W to 4900N 4215W to 5200N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5305W to 4515N 4700W to 4715N 4200W to 4900N 4215W to 5200N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 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

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM 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 3:07 AM NDT 23 March 2017 Today At 3:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 992 mb located over the
South Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 975 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday approaching ridge located west of the
Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system will track across Eastern Newfoundland this
morning and intensify as it moves to lie east of Belle Isle Bank
tonight. North of the low's track, strong to gale force northeasterly
winds will intensify to gale to storm force northwesterlies this
afternoon. South of the track, strong to gale force southeasterly
winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.
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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