Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 this afternoon then veering to west 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 20 Friday morning.

A few flurries beginning this evening.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 2 near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25 in the afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5145N 5010W to 5210N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W 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 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5145N 5010W to 5210N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W 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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 23 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 10:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 987 mb located over
eastern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 975 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday approaching ridge located west of the
Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system over Eastern Newfoundland will intensify as it
moves to lie east of Belle Isle Bank tonight. North of the low's
track, strong to gale force northeasterly winds will intensify to
gale to storm force northwesterlies this afternoon. South of the
track, strong to gale force southeasterly winds will shift to strong
to gale force southwesterlies in its wake. All winds will diminish
Friday as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half and Belle Isle Bank.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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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