Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 January 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 45 knots veering to south 25 to 35 this evening then becoming south 25 Wednesday morning.

Rain and fog banks.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 January 2015
Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northeast 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind northeast 25 knots backing to northwest 25.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 5135N 4925W to 5430N 5115W to 5645N 5810W 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 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 5135N 4925W to 5430N 5115W to 5645N 5810W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 27 January 2015

'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 3:30 PM NST 27 January 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located from Labrador to Funk Island
Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located over Labrador
Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:23 PM NST 27 January 2015 A warm frontal trough, extending from an intense low pressure system
approaching the Maritimes, will move slowly northward across the
Grand Banks this evening and across Newfoundland tonight and
Wednesday. Gale force east to northeasterly winds ahead of this
trough over southern waters will spread northward through the period.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southerlies in its wake
tonight and Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Coast, East Coast - Cape St.
Francis and south, Funk Island Bank and the Grand Banks.

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