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Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 19 January 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to east 35 to 45 this morning then becoming west 35 to 45 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 near midnight except west 35 over northern sections overnight. Wind west 25 Wednesday.

Rain becoming snow or rain near noon then flurries this evening. Fog patches dissipating this evening.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to zero overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 January 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 19 January 2021
Thursday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to east 45 to 55 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 35 to 45 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 2:30 PM EST 18 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5120N 5534W to 5130N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5142N 5628W to Newfoundland near 5129N 5613W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 2:30 PM EST 18 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5120N 5534W to 5130N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5142N 5628W to Newfoundland near 5129N 5613W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 19 January 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 3:00 AM NST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 990 mb located over the
southwestern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 972 mb located over eastern Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:43 AM NST 19 January 2021 A deepening low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks
will track northeastwards today to lie over Eastern Funk Island Bank
early Wednesday morning. The low will then track northwestwards
towards the Labrador coast on Wednesday. Strong to gale force
southeast to northeasterlies are expected to the east of the low,
while strong to gale force northwest to southwesterlies are expected
to its west and south.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island
Bank, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast, Northeast
Coast, and Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half.

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