Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 45 knots veering to northwest 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to south 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries ending late overnight. Rain and fog patches beginning Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections tonight and Wednesday morning.

Temperatures zero to plus 4 falling to minus 5 to zero this evening then rising to plus 6 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 03 March 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 9 near noon then subsiding to 5 to 7 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Wednesday morning and to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W 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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W 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 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 March 2015

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 March 2015

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 953 mb located over Funk
Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 952 mb located southeast of
Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south
over Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from the Grand Banks
to Labrador.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM NST 3 March 2015 An intense low pressure system over the Funk Island Bank will
continue to deepen and track northeastward to lie south of Greenland
by tonight. Gale to hurricane force westerlies to northwesterlies
will persist today, gradually diminishing tonight and Wednesday
morning.

A trough of low pressure is forecast to sweep eastward across the
Maritimes on Wednesday to lie over Newfoundland by Wednesday evening.
Gale to storm force southerly winds are forecast to develop over
southern waters ahead of this trough beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings
are in effect for the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East
Coast, Northeast Coast, and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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