Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to west 45 this morning then diminishing to west 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 25 this evening then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

Showers and fog banks ending near noon.

Temperatures plus 8 falling to minus 1 to plus 2 overnight.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4930N 5105W
to 5500N 5105W to 5625N 5555W 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 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4930N 5105W
to 5500N 5105W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W 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 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 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 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 990 mb located over
southwestern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 952 mb located east of the Marine
District.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1005 mb located over Quebec.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the southeastern United
States.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM NST 6 February 2016 An intensifying low pressure system over Southwestern Newfoundland
will track northeastward through the Funk Island Bank today and
continue to out to sea tonight.

Strong to gale force northeasterlies over western waters will back to
gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the low. Southerly gales
over eastern waters ahead of the low will veer to gale to storm force
west to northwesterlies in its wake. The northwesterlies are expected
to reach hurricane force over the Funk Island Bank. Winds will begin
to diminish late today as the low pulls away from the district.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west on Sunday
and cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence to lie over the Great Northern
Peninsula Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of
the low will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St.
John and south and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western
half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, the Gulf waters, East Coast - north
of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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