Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 01 April 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 this morning then backing to southeast 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 early this evening then veering to south 45 late this evening. Wind veering to west 40 overnight then diminishing to west 25 Thursday morning.

Rain and fog patches tonight. Flurries beginning Thursday evening.

Temperatures plus 6 falling to minus 1 to plus 3 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 31 March 2015
Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 01 April 2015
Friday Wind west 20 knots backing to south 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to west 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 EDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4845N 4455W to 5000N 4735W to 5145N 4835W to 5450N 5225W to
5630N 5555W 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 EDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4845N 4455W to 5000N 4735W to 5145N 4835W to 5450N 5225W to
5630N 5555W 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 EDT 31 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4813W to 4430N 4713W to 4700N 4128W to 4928N
4158W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4813W to 4430N 4713W to 4700N 4128W to 4928N
4158W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 01 April 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 NDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 995 mb located over Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT today dissipating low 997 mb located over Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 1000 mb located south of Cape Cod.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday intensifying low 982 mb located northeast
of the Avalon Peninsula.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today dissipating ridge located over Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NDT 1 April 2015 A low pressure system currently over Newfoundland will move to lie
over Belle Isle Bank this morning and dissipate. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies south of the low will diminish today as the low
weakens.

Meanwhile, a second low pressure system south of Cape Cod will
intensify as it approaches Newfoundland from the south this evening
and tracks across the Avalon Peninsula tonight. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop over eastern waters tonight ahead of the
low. Strong to gale force west to southwesterlies will develop over
most waters on Thursday in the wake of the low.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast,
Northeast Coast, and Funk Island Bank.

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