Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 12 February 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots with gusts to 45 ending this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 this evening and to variable 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 Saturday morning and to southeast 45 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries and showers ending near midnight. Snow beginning Saturday morning and changing to rain Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures zero to plus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 12 February 2016

Southwestern Grand Banks - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Southwestern Grand Banks - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this afternoon then subsiding to 3 to 5 near midnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to south 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W 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 EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W 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 EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 12 February 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 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located over the southwestern
Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 994 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday approaching low 980 mb located over
Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM NST 12 February 2016 A low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks will track
eastward across the Grand Banks today. A small area of gale force
southwesterly winds is expected just south of the low, with the
potential to produce wind gusts nearing storm force. The low will
quickly exit the marine district by this evening.

Meanwhile, a second very intense low pressure system will move into
Banquereau Saturday afternoon and track through Southeastern
Newfoundland Saturday night. Winds will increase to gale force
easterlies over southern waters ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, and the Grand Banks.

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

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