Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 30 January 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind south 30 knots veering to west 30 this afternoon then diminishing to west 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind becoming light late overnight then increasing to southeast 10 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Saturday afternoon and to southeast 30 Saturday evening.

Rain and fog banks ending this afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms late this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 30 January 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning then building to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5035N 5000W to 5400N 5055W to 5545N 5515W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5035N 5000W to 5400N 5055W to 5545N 5515W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador to Belle
Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located over Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 1002 mb located over the southwestern
Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing low 990 mb located northeast
of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 990 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:57 AM NST 30 January 2015 A low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks will move
northeastward to pass over the Eastern Avalon Peninsula this
afternoon before reaching the Belle Isle Bank tonight. Strong to gale
force northeasterlies north of the low will spread northwards through
the eastern marine district today to reach the Belle Isle Bank by
tonight. Strong to gale force southerlies to the east and southeast
of the low will shift to strong westerlies in its wake.

A second low pressure system will move northward and approach the
marine district late on Saturday. Strong to gale force easterlies are
forecast to develop late Saturday ahead of this feature over
southwestern portions of the marine district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Coast - north of
Cape St. John, and the Southwestern Grand Banks.

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

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