Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 09 February 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 this evening then increasing to south 45 late overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 50 early Wednesday morning then diminishing to west 35 late Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain and fog patches overnight. Showers beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 February 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 10 this afternoon then subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 February 2016
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming east 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W 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 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 09 February 2016

'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 10:00 AM NST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located east of Cape Breton
Island.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 990 mb located near the
Burin Peninsula.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough from 978 mb low located on a line
east-west over the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located from the Gulf of
St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 982 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 973 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:52 AM NST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system east of Cape Breton Island and its
associated trough lying over the Grand Banks will track northeastward
to cross Southeastern Newfoundland this evening. Gale to storm force
east to northeasterlies ahead of this system will shift to gale force
southwesterlies to its south. Gale force northeasterlies will persist
ahead of the trough throughout Wednesday.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest tonight
and cross over the Avalon Peninsula Wednesday to lie over Funk Island
Bank Wednesday afternoon. Gale to storm force south to
southwesterlies are forecast to develop to the southeast of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast, South Coast, and the Southern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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

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