Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots veering to southwest 15 to 20 this morning then increasing to southwest 25 this afternoon except northwest 15 over northwestern sections tonight. Wind becoming northeast 25 overnight except southwest 35 over southeastern sections. Wind becoming north 35 Friday afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 Friday evening.

Rain and fog banks ending Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 January 2018

Southwestern Grand Banks - northern half

Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres.

Southwestern Grand Banks - southern half

Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free.  

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5325W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to
4945N 5430W to 4940N 5450W to Newfoundland near 4930N 5510W. Sea ice
south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to 5120N
5325W to 5415N 5325W to 5645N 5650W to 5800N 5720W then
northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5325W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to
4945N 5430W to 4940N 5450W to Newfoundland near 4930N 5510W. Sea ice
south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to 5120N
5325W to 5415N 5325W to 5645N 5650W to 5800N 5720W then
northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5230W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5230W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2018

'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 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 1008 mb located over Nova
Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 988 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 1008 mb located east of
Cape Hatteras.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 985 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday trough from 985 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM NST 18 January 2018 A trough of low pressure associated with a developing low pressure
system lying east of Cape Hatteras this morning will cross the Grand
Banks Friday morning. The low will then pass south of the Grand Banks
Friday late in the day. Over the Southern Grand Banks, strong to gale
force southerlies will develop south of the trough tonight with
strong northeasterlies to its north. Winds will shift to gale force
northerlies on Friday as the low approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Southwest Coast, South Coast, and the
Grand Banks.

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