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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 07 February 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 early this morning except south 35 over southeastern sections today. Wind diminishing to north 30 Wednesday morning except south 10 to 15 over southeastern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 35 near noon Wednesday then diminishing to west 25 Wednesday evening.

Rain ending near noon Wednesday. Fog patches dissipating this afternoon. Fog patches forming Wednesday morning and dissipating near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 06 February 2023
Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 to 8 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N 5332W
to 5015N 5520W to 5108N 5338W to 5328N 5131W to 5520N 5243W to 5633N
5651W to 5803N 5746W 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 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N 5332W
to 5015N 5520W to 5108N 5338W to 5328N 5131W to 5520N 5243W to 5633N
5651W to 5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 2:00 PM EST 6 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4915N 4845W to 5120N 4710W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 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 2:00 PM EST 6 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4915N 4845W to 5120N 4710W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 07 February 2023

'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 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located south of the Marine
District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 982 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 984 mb located south of the Grand
Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM NST 7 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over the Grand Banks will move south of the
marine district today. Strong to gale force southwesterlies ahead of
the trough will diminish to moderate to strong north to
northwesterlies in its wake.

A deepening low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will pass just
southeast of the Grand Banks on Wednesday. Over southern and eastern
waters strong to gale force northeasterlies and southerlies ahead of
the system shift to strong to gale force westerlies as it passes.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Funk Island
Bank, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf waters, Southwest Coast - west of Ramea, East Coast -
north of Cape St. Francis, and Belle Isle Bank.

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