Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 near noon then diminishing to west 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 30 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 Friday evening.

Showers and fog patches beginning Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 February 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to northeast 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 35.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 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 EST 22 February 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W 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 22 February 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W 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 22 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5247W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4500W to 4700N 4500W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5111N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5020N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5247W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4500W to 4700N 4500W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5111N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5020N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 February 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 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 989 mb located over the northern
Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 983 mb located northeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 995 mb located over the Gaspe
Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday departing low 996 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:53 AM NST 23 February 2017 A low pressure system over the Northeastern Grand Banks will move
away to the east later today. Over southeastern waters, gale force
northwesterlies behind the low will diminish as it moves away today.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west today and
tonight. The low will track eastward across Northern Newfoundland
Friday morning, then move east of the district later in the day.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies can be expected south of the
low.

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

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

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