Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 19 March 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries or showers.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 19 March 2019
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 19 March 2019
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free except bergy water in the extreme northeastern section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4225N 4910W to 4820N 4505W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5900W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except bergy water in the extreme northeastern section.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4225N 4910W to 4820N 4505W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5900W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4250N 4940W to 4250N 4830W to 4610N 4235W to 4900N
4230W to 5400N 4850W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4250N 4940W to 4250N 4830W to 4610N 4235W to 4900N
4230W to 5400N 4850W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 19 March 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

By 10:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday approaching trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:51 PM NDT 19 March 2019 A trough of low pressure will approach from the north on Wednesday.
Moderate to strong westerlies will shift to strong to gale force
southwesterlies over northern waters ahead of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Southwest Coast and Belle Isle Bank.

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