Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to north 20 to 25 near noon and to northeast 15 this evening except northeast 25 over southern sections Thursday. Wind increasing to east 30 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending overnight.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening then building to 3 to 4 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2017
Friday Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 45 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 30 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 5000N 5315W
to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5230W 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 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 5000N 5315W
to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5230W 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 17 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2017

'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 18 January 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 999 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today low 994 mb located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today high 1034 mb located over western Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday high 1024 mb located over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NST 18 January 2017 A low pressure system over the Southeastern Grand Banks will move to
lie southeast of the marine district this morning. Strong to gale
force north to northwesterlies are forecast in the wake of this
feature. Winds will gradually diminish today as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast - Ramea and east, South Coast - west of Cape St.
Mary's, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and the Grand Banks.

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

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