Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 23 February 2017

Tonight and Friday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 this evening then backing to southwest 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 30 Friday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 Friday evening.

Showers and fog patches beginning Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 23 February 2017
Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 February 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to northeast 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 35.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W 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 EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W 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 EST 23 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4705N 5258W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4500W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4705N 5258W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4500W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 23 February 2017 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line north-south
over Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday departing ridge located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 995 mb located over the Gaspe
Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday departing low 996 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:50 PM NST 23 February 2017 A low pressure system northeast of the Grand Banks will continue to
move away to the east this evening. Over southeastern waters, gale
force northwesterlies behind the low will diminish as it moves away.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west tonight.
The low will track eastward across Northern Newfoundland Friday
morning, then move east of the district later in the day. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies can be expected south of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk
Island Bank - southern half, Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern
Grand Banks.

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

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