Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to south 35 near noon then diminishing to southwest 30 early this evening. Wind veering to west 25 near midnight then to northwest 30 Monday morning. Wind diminishing to west 20 Monday evening.

Showers ending Monday morning. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening. Fog banks dissipating late overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 26 February 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 knots veering to southwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. 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 EST 25 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5300W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4445W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5300W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4445W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 February 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 10:00 AM NST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located over northern Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 986 mb located over
eastern Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday low 964 mb located over Labrador Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM NST 26 February 2017 A trough of low pressure over Northern Nova Scotia will move to lie
over Eastern Newfoundland this afternoon then move north of the
district this evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of the trough then shift to strong to gale force
westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port,
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Funk Island
Bank, and Belle Isle Bank.

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