Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to east 25 knots near noon and to east 35 this afternoon except east 50 over southern sections. Wind becoming north 45 near midnight except north 60 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to north 30 Monday afternoon.

Snow or rain beginning this afternoon and ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 2 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 February 2018
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 5 this evening except 7 to 9 over southern sections overnight and Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 February 2018
Tuesday Wind west 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday 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 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4750N 4900W
to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5225W to 5600N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4750N 4900W
to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5225W to 5600N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4825N 5309W to 4745N 5015W to 5015N 4715W to 5115N 4715W to 5330N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4825N 5309W to 4745N 5015W to 5015N 4715W to 5115N 4715W to 5330N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 956 mb located northeast of
the Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 996 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Monday low 984 mb located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM NST 18 February 2018 An intense low pressure system northeast of the marine district will
continue towards Greenland today. Strong to gale to force
northwesterlies in the wake of this feature will ease today under an
approaching ridge of high pressure.

A second intense low pressure system will skirt just south of the
Southern Grand Banks tonight and move east of the district on Monday.
Ahead of this system, strong to gale force easterlies will develop
over the Southern Grand Banks later today and further increase to
gale to storm force northerlies tonight. Over the Northern Grand
Banks, strong to gale force northerlies associated with this feature
will develop early on Monday. Winds will ease late in the day on
Monday as the low departs.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Belle Isle
Bank, Funk Island Bank and Northern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf waters, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank and
Northern Grand Banks.

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