Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 26 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 this evening and to southwest 35 near midnight.

Rain and fog patches beginning this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 26 March 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 26 March 2015
Saturday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25.
Monday Wind northeast 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 4930N 4730W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W 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 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 4930N 4730W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W 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 26 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4715N 4230W to 5000N
4300W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4715N 4230W to 5000N
4300W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 26 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 26 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the southeastern Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 996 mb located over western Labrador.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Friday low 990 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:20 PM NDT 26 March 2015 A ridge of high pressure over the Grand Banks will move southeast of
the marine district tonight and will remain quasi-stationary for the
remainder of the forecast period. Meanwhile, a low pressure system
over Western Labrador will track eastward to lie northeast of the
Belle Isle Bank by Friday afternoon. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterlies will spread eastward across southern waters tonight
between these features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast,
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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