Northern Grand Banks: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 27 August 2014 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 988 mb located southeast of Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday departing low 981 mb located south
of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Strait of Belle Isle.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday quasi-stationary trough located on a
line east-west over the South Coast of Newfoundland.
 

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM NDT 27 August 2014 A low pressure system over the Southeastern Labrador Sea will
continue eastward into the North Atlantic tonight. Gale force
northwesterlies over the Belle Isle Bank will diminish tonight as the
low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:30 PM NDT hurricane Cristobal was located near 32.5 north, 72.0
west or about 240 nautical miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.
The maximum sustained winds are estimated at 70 knots and the central
pressure at 987 MB. Cristobal is moving north-northeast at 10 knots
and is expected to turn to the northeast and begin accelerating
northeastward tonight. The current forecast track takes Cristobal
across the Southeastern Grand Banks as a marginal hurricane on
Friday. Storm to hurricane force winds can be expected over much of
the Grand Banks on Friday as Cristobal passes.

Marine interests are advised to monitor the latest forecasts from the
Canadian Hurricane Centre and the Newfoundland and Labrador weather
office for updates on the Progress of Cristobal and its impacts on
Newfoundland marine waters.