Southeastern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 this morning then becoming variable 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 35 to 45 overnight then veering to west 35 Monday morning.

Rain and fog banks changing to snow or rain this afternoon then to a few flurries overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog banks and in precipitation.

Temperatures zero to plus 7 falling to minus 3 to plus 2 Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 13 February 2016
Tonight and Sunday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to south 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southeastern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 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 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 983 mb located over Funk
Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today low 965 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:02 AM NST 14 February 2016 A deepening low pressure system over Funk Island Bank will continue
to track northeastwards to lie northeast of Belle Isle Bank this
afternoon. Gale force northeasterlies ahead of the low switch to gale
force southerlies to its south. Gale to storm force northwesterlies
to westerlies to the west of the low will persist across most waters
throughout the forecast period.

An intensifying trough of low pressure south of Nova Scotia will
track northeastwards across the Grand Banks tonight. Gale to storm
force westerlies will develop over the Southern Grand Banks south of
the trough tonight.

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

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

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