Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 10 February 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 early this afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 30 Thursday afternoon then diminishing to west 20 Thursday evening.

Showers and fog patches beginning this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 20.

Ice Forecast

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

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W 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 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W 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 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 10 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 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located from the Gulf of St. Lawrence
to Funk Island Bank.
By 3:30 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 976 mb located over the East Coast
of Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 973 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 11:52 AM NST 10 February 2016 A trough of low pressure lying across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and
Funk Island Bank will track northeastwards away from the marine
district tonight. Strong to gale force northeasterlies are to the
northwest of this feature.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system over the East Coast of Newfoundland
will cross the Funk Island Bank this afternoon and continue out to
sea tonight. Gale to storm force south to southwesterlies are
forecast to develop to the southeast of the low with gale force
westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, and
Northeast Coast - north of Cape St. John.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Northeast Coast -
north of Cape St. John and the Belle Isle Bank.

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