Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 10 December 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 Sunday afternoon.

Showers or flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 10 December 2016
Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 10 December 2016
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 35.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4950N
5405W to 5015N 5605W to 5130N 5520W to 5330N 5530W to 5430N 5645W to
5600N 6000W to 6015N 6330W to 6000N 6210W 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 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4950N
5405W to 5015N 5605W to 5130N 5520W to 5330N 5530W to 5430N 5645W to
5600N 6000W to 6015N 6330W to 6000N 6210W 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 10 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5037N 5610W to 5045N 5200W to 5500N 5300W to 6000N 5900W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5037N 5610W to 5045N 5200W to 5500N 5300W to 6000N 5900W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 8:00 PM NST 10 December 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 8:00 PM NST 10 December 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 958 mb located southeast of Labrador
Sea.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary low 964 mb located
southwest of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:47 PM NST 10 December 2016 An intense and slow-moving low pressure system northeast of the
district will maintain strong to gale force northwesterlies over most
waters tonight and Sunday. The northwesterlies will reach storm force
over northernmost waters until about midnight tonight.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle
- eastern half, Southwest Coast, Funk Island Bank and Southwestern
Grand Banks.

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

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