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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 February 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots increasing to west 45 to 55 near noon then diminishing to west 35 overnight. Wind diminishing to west 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain changing to flurries early this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Severe freezing spray over northern sections today and tonight.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 8 to zero this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 February 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 9 this afternoon except 10 over southern sections overnight. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 Sunday morning and to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5237N 5136W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6120N 5739W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5237N 5136W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6120N 5739W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 1:30 PM EST 3 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4855N 4840W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 1:30 PM EST 3 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4855N 4840W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 February 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 February 2023

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 3:00 AM NST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located near Lake Melville.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 968 mb located over eastern Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NST 4 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over Belle Isle Bank will move to lie north
of the marine district this morning. Gale to storm force west to
southwesterlies will continue today in its wake.

Later today, a low pressure system near Lake Melville will move
southward across Belle Isle Bank. Gale to storm force northwesterlies
are expected over most waters tonight behind the low with hurricane
force winds expected over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Belle Isle Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters.

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

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