Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 07 December 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this evening.

Flurries or showers ending after midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 07 December 2016

Southwestern Grand Banks - eastern half

Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Southwestern Grand Banks - western half

Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 07 December 2016
Friday Wind south 35 to 45 knots veering to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5335N 5600W to 5430N 5645W to
5545N 6000W to 5755N 6120W to 6025N 6410W to 6000N 6300W to 6010N
6220W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5335N 5600W to 5430N 5645W to
5545N 6000W to 5755N 6120W to 6025N 6410W to 6000N 6300W to 6010N
6220W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5038N 5610W to 5145N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5038N 5610W to 5145N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 7 December 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NST today weakening low 972 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing low 983 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located from Labrador Coast to
the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:20 PM NST 7 December 2016 An intense low pressure system east of Belle Isle Bank will move very
slowly eastward and weaken over the next couple of days. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies over northern waters will slowly diminish
as the low weakens.

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

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

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