Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 09 December 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 25 this evening.

A few showers ending Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 December 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4945N
5405W to 5015N 5605W to 5130N 5520W to 5330N 5530W to 5430N 5645W to
5550N 5955W to 5755N 6120W to 6005N 6345W to 6000N 6300W to 5935N
6155W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5030N 5920W to 5120N
5750W to 5115N 5715W to 5040N 5730W to Newfoundland near 5035N
5725W. Sea ice east and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4945N
5405W to 5015N 5605W to 5130N 5520W to 5330N 5530W to 5430N 5645W to
5550N 5955W to 5755N 6120W to 6005N 6345W to 6000N 6300W to 5935N
6155W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5030N 5920W to 5120N
5750W to 5115N 5715W to 5040N 5730W to Newfoundland near 5035N
5725W. Sea ice east and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5037N 5610W to 5100N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 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 8 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5037N 5610W to 5100N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W 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 10:00 AM NST 09 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 10:00 AM NST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 978 mb located east of
St. John's.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 954 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM NST 9 December 2016 A low pressure system just east of St. John's will intensify as it
tracks northeastward across Funk Island Bank to lie northeast of the
marine district by Saturday morning. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies are expected ahead of the low while gale to storm
force southwest to westerlies are expected in its wake over eastern
waters.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank and Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle
Bank, and the Southern Grand Banks.

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

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