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Northern Grand Banks

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 02 March 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon then diminishing to southwest 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday.

Snow or rain and fog patches ending this evening. Flurries Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 March 2021
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots backing to south 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 15 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free.  

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4912N 5250W
to 4950N 5302W to 5412N 5131W to 5803N 5740W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4912N 5250W
to 4950N 5302W to 5412N 5131W to 5803N 5740W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 2:40 PM EST 1 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 2:40 PM EST 1 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 02 March 2021

'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 NST 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 968 mb located over Anticosti Island.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 975 mb located over central
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over southwestern Newfoundland.
By 10:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line east-west
over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:56 AM NST 2 March 2021 A trough of low pressure over Southwestern Newfoundland will cross
the island today to lie over Belle Isle Bank tonight. Gale to storm
force southeasterly winds ahead of the trough shift to generally
strong to gale force southwesterlies behind it.

A deep low pressure system over Anticosti Island will continue to
intensify as it passes through the Cabot Strait this evening.
The storm will continue eastward to cross Southern Newfoundland
overnight and the Avalon Peninsula Wednesday morning. Gale force
westerly winds are expected south of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, and the
Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Grand Banks.

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