Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 April 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots veering to west 20 late this evening then increasing to northwest 35 Sunday morning.

Showers and fog banks ending near noon Sunday with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 28 April 2017
Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 April 2017
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4735N 5135W
to 5045N 5135W to 5155N 4935W to 5800N 5630W then northeastward. Sea
ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4735N 5135W
to 5045N 5135W to 5155N 4935W to 5800N 5630W then northeastward. Sea
ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5719W to 4400N 5700W to 4245N 5500W to 4230N 4900W to 4545N
4445W to 5000N 4600W to 5300N 4900W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4737N 5916W to Quebec near 5015N 6314W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 51 to 100 icebergs northeast of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5719W to 4400N 5700W to 4245N 5500W to 4230N 4900W to 4545N
4445W to 5000N 4600W to 5300N 4900W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4737N 5916W to Quebec near 5015N 6314W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 April 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 NDT 29 April 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over southeastern Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 985 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.

By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday intensifying trough located over Laurentian
Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today departing ridge located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:46 AM NDT 29 April 2017 A trough of low pressure currently lying over Southeastern Labrador
will move slowly northward today and then become nearly stationary
tonight and Sunday as a deepening low pressure system over the
Northwest Labrador Sea. A second trough will approach from the west
tonight and intensify as it moves eastward through the Southern Grand
Banks on Sunday. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop
over all waters in the wake of these two features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand Banks.

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