Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 near midnight then backing to south 15 to 20 near noon Saturday. Wind veering to west 25 Saturday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Rain beginning Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 2 rising to plus 5 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5500N 5200W to 5545N 5500W 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 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5500N 5200W to 5545N 5500W 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 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 979 mb located south of
Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located from Labrador to the
Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Saturday ridge located over the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday approaching trough located over the
St. Lawrence River.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:53 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Strong to gale force northwesterlies over northern waters associated
with a departing low pressure system south of Greenland will diminish
this afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
Belle Isle Bank.

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

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