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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 October 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 knots veering to northeast 15 this morning then to east 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to east 25 overnight and to southeast 35 Saturday morning.

Showers ending this morning. Rain and fog patches Saturday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 23 October 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Saturday morning and to 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 October 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots becoming northwest 45 to 55 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 July 2020 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 July 2020 Forecasts have ended for the season.
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 22 October 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Oct estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5202N 5548W to 5045N 5400W to 5100N 5030W to 5300N 4900W to
5630N 5100W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 22 October 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Oct estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5202N 5548W to 5045N 5400W to 5100N 5030W to 5300N 4900W to
5630N 5100W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 October 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 23 October 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday approaching trough located over Quebec.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight approaching Hurricane Epsilon 968 mb
located south of Nova Scotia.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday ridge located over the Northeast Coast
of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NDT 23 October 2020 On Saturday, a trough of low pressure will approach the marine
district from the west while hurricane epsilon nears the Southern
Grand Banks from the southwest. Gale force southeasterlies will
spread across southern waters Saturday morning as hurricane epsilon
approaches, while gale force southerlies will develop over northern
waters Saturday afternoon ahead of the trough.

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

At 12:30 A.M. NDT, hurricane epsilon was located near latitude 32.6
north and longitude 61.6 west, about 160 nautical miles east of
Bermuda. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 75 knots and
central pressure at 968 MB. Epsilon is moving north-northwest at 8
knots.

Epsilon is expected to make a turn to the north then northeast on
Saturday and pass through the Southern Grand Banks on Sunday as a
hurricane or strong post-tropical storm.

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