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Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind east 45 to 55 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 this evening then increasing to northwest 55 to 65 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 45 to 55 Saturday morning and to northwest 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Saturday evening.

Snow or rain changing to showers this evening then to flurries overnight. Fog patches dissipating overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections Saturday.

Temperatures zero to plus 5 falling to minus 6 to minus 1 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 near noon and to 7 to 9 early this evening. Seas building to 9 to 12 late overnight then subsiding to 7 to 9 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 35.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5240W
to 5020N 5540W to 5200N 5340W to 5440N 5340W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5240W
to 5020N 5540W to 5200N 5340W to 5440N 5340W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today intensifying low 962 mb located over the
southwestern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday low 956 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 PM NST 17 January 2020 A very intense low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks
will continue to strengthen as it crosses the Grand Banks tonight
then moves northeast of the marine district on Saturday. Gale to
storm force easterlies ahead of the low and storm to hurricane force
northerlies in its wake will gradually diminish throughout the day on
Saturday as it departs.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island
Bank, and Northern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western half and Gulf
waters where gale warnings are in effect.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

Marine interests are further advised that high water level warnings
are in effect for East Coast and Northeast Coast.

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