Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 30 April 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots except southwest 20 over northern sections today. Wind becoming northeast 15 to 20 near noon Sunday except northeast 25 over southeastern sections.

Rain over southeastern sections Sunday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 29 April 2016
Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 30 April 2016
Monday Wind north 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5140W to
5140N 4950W to 5520N 5215W to 5605N 5520W 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 EDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5140W to
5140N 4950W to 5520N 5215W to 5605N 5520W 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 EDT 29 April 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4644N 5305W to 4345N 4945W to 4345N 4745W to 4515N 4200W to 4630N
4045W to 4845N 4200W to 5000N 4300W to 5300N 4730W to 5600N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5119N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 April 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4644N 5305W to 4345N 4945W to 4345N 4745W to 4515N 4200W to 4630N
4045W to 4845N 4200W to 5000N 4300W to 5300N 4730W to 5600N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5119N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 30 April 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 984 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight departing low 995 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located over the southern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday ridge located on a line east-west over
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today approaching low located south of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:04 AM NDT 30 April 2016 A low pressure system over the Belle Isle Bank will move eastward and
out to sea today. Strong to gale force southwest to northwesterlies
will diminish today as the low departs.

On Sunday a strengthening low is expected to pass just southeast of
the Grand Banks. As a result, strong to gale force northeasterlies
are expected to develop Sunday afternoon over the Southern Grand
Banks.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle
Bank, Funk Island Bank and Southeastern Grand Banks.

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