Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 30 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 knots increasing to east 35 this morning then backing to northeast 45 this evening except variable 15 to 20 over southeastern sections overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 Friday morning.

Snow or rain changing to rain and fog this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 30 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 5 to 7 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 30 March 2017
Saturday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind east 25 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots backing to northwest 35 to 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4655N 4740W
to 4730N 4650W to 5210N 5100W to 5535N 5220W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5700W 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 EDT 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4655N 4740W
to 4730N 4650W to 5210N 5100W to 5535N 5220W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5700W 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 EDT 29 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5300W to 4515N 4900W to 4515N 4600W to 4700N 4330W to 5000N
4330W to 5145N 4530W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5300W to 4515N 4900W to 4515N 4600W to 4700N 4330W to 5000N
4330W to 5145N 4530W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 30 March 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 3:00 AM NDT 30 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the northern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today deepening low 988 mb located southeast of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 960 mb located south of the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NDT 30 March 2017 A low pressure system is forecast to track into the Southern Grand
Banks from the west today then stall as it deepens into a major storm
before moving away on Saturday. Strong to gale force northeasterlies
are expected to develop over all waters ahead of this system today
with gale to storm force northeasterlies over eastern coastal waters
tonight through Friday night.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the South Coast and East Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters.

Over the Northeast Coast as well as the East Coast, particularly
north of Cape St. Francis, persistent north to northeasterly winds
could result in extensive ice buildup or pressure, both along the
outer coastline and in the bays. High waves and pounding surf are
also likely along the east facing coastline of the Avalon Peninsula.
Mariners are advised to consider what impacts these events could pose
and closely monitor future forecasts when determining what, if any
precautions might be needed.

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