Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 15 to 20 this morning then backing to northwest 15 to 20 near noon.

Snow or rain and fog patches ending early this morning.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 2 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 February 2015

Southwestern Grand Banks - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Southwestern Grand Banks - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2015
Sunday Wind west 15 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to south 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind west 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 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 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4720N 4950W
to 4835N 4730W to 5145N 4825W to 5515N 5230W to 5625N 5625W 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 EST 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4720N 4950W
to 4835N 4730W to 5145N 4825W to 5515N 5230W to 5625N 5625W 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 EST 26 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5253W to 4700N 5030W to 4800N 4730W to 5000N 4700W to 5145N
4700W to 6000N 5745W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5253W to 4700N 5030W to 4800N 4730W to 5000N 4700W to 5145N
4700W to 6000N 5745W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 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 NST 27 February 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing low 967 mb located east of
Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 997 mb located over the southwestern
Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 997 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 996 mb located over
southern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NST 27 February 2015 A low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea will continue away
from the region this morning. Strong to gale force northwesterlies
over northern waters will diminish this morning.

A second low over will cross the Grand Banks today. Strong to gale
force northeasterlies to the north of the low's track will veer to
gale force southwesterlies south of it.

A third low approaching from the Labrador Sea will move east of the
district on Saturday. Strong to gale force westerlies will spread
over northern waters on Saturday behind this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half, Funk Island Bank - northeastern
half and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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