Southeastern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 March 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 this morning then increasing to south 35 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 50 this evening then diminishing to west 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind diminishing to west 20 Thursday morning.

A few flurries ending this morning. Periods of rain and fog patches beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 4 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this morning then building to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots backing to southwest 20.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W 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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar 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 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 March 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 952 mb located east of Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 955 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 989 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located northeast of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM NST 4 March 2015 An intense low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea will continue
to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland by this
afternoon. Gale to storm force west to northeasterlies over most
waters will gradually diminish today.

A trough of low pressure will sweep northeastward across the
Maritimes this morning and develop into a low pressure system while
tracking over Newfoundland this evening. This low will then move to
lie over Belle Isle Bank by overnight tonight. Gale to storm force
southerly winds are forecast to develop over most waters ahead of
this feature this afternoon. Winds will then veer to strong to gale
force west to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.

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

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