Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 10 February 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Wind southwest 25 knots except variable 10 to 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to southwest 20 Thursday afternoon.

Showers and fog patches.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 10 February 2016
Tonight and Thursday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W 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 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W 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 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 10 February 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough from 974 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 974 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today disturbance located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday low 998 mb located over the southern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:18 PM NST 10 February 2016 A low pressure system just east of the Funk Island Bank will continue
to track northeastwards out to sea tonight. A trough of low pressure
extending southwestwards from the low will also move northeastwards
to exit the marine district by Thursday morning. Gale force
northeasterlies will affect waters to the north of the systems'
track, while gale to storm force southwesterlies will affect waters
to their south.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank and Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except the Gulf waters, Northeast
Coast - north of Cape St. John, and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Northeast Coast -
north of Cape St. John and the Belle Isle Bank.

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