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Southwestern Grand Banks

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 February 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 35 this afternoon then veering to west 45 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 35 Friday morning.

Rain and fog patches beginning this afternoon changing to flurries overnight.

Temperatures plus 8 falling to zero Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 February 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 4 to 6 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 February 2021
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 35.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5247W
to 4955N 5334W to 5347N 5131W to 5803N 5800W 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 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5247W
to 4955N 5334W to 5347N 5131W to 5803N 5800W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 2:57 PM EST 24 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4650N 5020W to 4720N 4840W to 4825N 4900W to 5430N
5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5131N 5704W to Newfoundland near 5113N 5629W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 2:57 PM EST 24 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4650N 5020W to 4720N 4840W to 4825N 4900W to 5430N
5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5131N 5704W to Newfoundland near 5113N 5629W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 February 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 10:00 AM NST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 966 mb located northeast of the Marine
District.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 962 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 993 mb located over
southeastern New Brunswick.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday low 973 mb located northeast of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM NST 25 February 2021 A low pressure system northeast of the marine district will continue
to depart today. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will diminish
as the low departs.

A second low pressure system over Southeastern New Brunswick will
deepen as it tracks across Southeastern Newfoundland tonight and
moves to lie east of the marine district on Friday. Strong to gale
force south to southwesterlies south of the low will shift to strong
to gale force northwesterlies in its wake on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, and Northeast
Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, Northeast Coast, Belle
Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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