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Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 04 March 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 15 to 20 knots except southwest 25 over southern sections. Wind becoming northwest 25 this afternoon except northwest 35 over northeastern sections tonight. Wind diminishing to west 20 Tuesday afternoon.

Snow or rain ending this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this evening and ending Tuesday morning.

Temperatures plus 2 falling to minus 5 this evening then rising to zero Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening except 5 to 7 over northeastern sections overnight and Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 March 2024
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots backing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15.
Friday Wind northeast 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 5120N 4857W
to 5345N 5024W to 5707N 5635W to 6001N 5800W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 5120N 4857W
to 5345N 5024W to 5707N 5635W to 6001N 5800W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 2:07 PM EST 3 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4730N 4635W to 4910N 4555W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N
5645W to 5835N 5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs northwest of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 2:07 PM EST 3 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4730N 4635W to 4910N 4555W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N
5645W to 5835N 5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 04 March 2024

'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 10:00 AM NST 04 March 2024

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 10:00 AM NST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the northern Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located southeast of the Grand
Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over southern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM NST 4 March 2024 A trough of low pressure over the Northern Grand Banks will move
southeast of the district today. Strong to gale force northwesterlies
will spread across eastern waters in the wake of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf - Port au Port, East Coast, Northeast Coast, Belle
Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks.

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