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Northern Grand Banks

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 18 January 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 this evening and to west 15 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections late this afternoon and tonight.

Temperatures near minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 January 2020
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 9 to 12 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight and to 3 to 5 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 45 to 55 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4930N 5245W
to 5015N 5530W to 5200N 5330W to 5430N 5345W 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 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4930N 5245W
to 5015N 5530W to 5200N 5330W to 5430N 5345W 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 18 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 18 January 2020

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 18 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 18 January 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 957 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 956 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1007 mb located near
Cape Cod.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over New England.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:30 PM NST 18 January 2020 An intense low pressure system departing northeast of the Belle Isle
Bank will continue to move further out to sea tonight. Gale to storm
force winds in the wake of the low will diminish tonight as the low
moves away and a ridge of high pressure approaches from the west.

A second low will approach the marine district from the southwest on
Sunday. Gale force east to southeasterlies will develop over southern
waters ahead of the low by Sunday evening.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, Southwest Coast, South Coast,
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Northern
Grand Banks and Southwestern Grand Banks.

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

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