Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 December 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming west 35 early this morning then diminishing to west 25 this evening.

Rain with a risk of thunderstorms changing to a few showers this morning and ending Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 08 December 2016

Southwestern Grand Banks - eastern half

Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Southwestern Grand Banks - western half

Tonight and Friday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2016 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 Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5335N 5600W to 5430N 5645W to
5545N 6000W to 5755N 6120W to 6005N 6345W to 6000N 6300W to 5935N
6155W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5335N 5600W to 5430N 5645W to
5545N 6000W to 5755N 6120W to 6005N 6345W to 6000N 6300W to 5935N
6155W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5037N 5610W to 5100N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5037N 5610W to 5100N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 December 2016

'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 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 989 mb located over
eastern Banquereau.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 954 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NST 9 December 2016 A low pressure system over Eastern Banquereau will intensify as it
crosses the Eastern Avalon early this morning. The low will then
track northeastward across Funk Island Bank to lie northeast of the
district by Saturday morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies are
expected ahead of the low while gale to storm force southwest to
westerlies are expected in its wake over eastern waters.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank and Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle
Bank, and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Northeast Coast.

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