Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 21 January 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 near midnight and to variable 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon.

Rain or snow ending this evening. Flurries Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 21 January 2017
Tonight and Sunday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 near midnight and to 3 to 4 Sunday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 21 January 2017
Monday Wind north 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5115N 5205W
to 5135N 5005W to 5520N 5150W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W 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 21 January 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5115N 5205W
to 5135N 5005W to 5520N 5150W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W 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 21 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 4945N 5100W to 4945N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5735W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 4945N 5100W to 4945N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5735W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 21 January 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 3:30 PM NST 21 January 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 969 mb located over the eastern Grand
Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 970 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:17 PM NST 21 January 2017 An intense low pressure system over the Eastern Grand Banks will
continue tracking northwards tonight. Over eastern waters, gale to
storm force northeasterlies ahead of the low will shift to gale to
storm force northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will diminish to
strong to gale force northwesterlies throughout the day on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Funk Island Bank, Northern
Grand Banks and Southeastern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters except the Gulf waters and Southwest Coast.

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

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