Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 Sunday afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 Sunday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections today and Sunday.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 22 February 2019

Southwestern Grand Banks - northwestern half

Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight.

Southwestern Grand Banks - southeastern half

Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2019
Monday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4630N 5525W to 4650N 5440W
to 4615N 5320W to 4625N 5245W to 4720N 5225W to 4650N 4935W to 4715N
4710W to 4905N 4940W to 5050N 4910W to 5420N 5230W to 5640N 5715W 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 22 February 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4630N 5525W to 4650N 5440W
to 4615N 5320W to 4625N 5245W to 4720N 5225W to 4650N 4935W to 4715N
4710W to 4905N 4940W to 5050N 4910W to 5420N 5230W to 5640N 5715W 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 22 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4720N 5250W to 4635N 4825W to 4655N 4645W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N
4700W to 5700N 5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5628W to Newfoundland near 5127N 5614W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4720N 5250W to 4635N 4825W to 4655N 4645W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N
4700W to 5700N 5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5628W to Newfoundland near 5127N 5614W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2019

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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 3:00 AM NST 23 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located over northern
Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday trough located east of Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:45 AM NST 23 February 2019 An intensifying trough of low pressure over Northern Belle Isle Bank
will continue to move southeastwards today. Gale force
northwesterlies over Belle Isle Bank will spread southwards today.
Winds will gradually diminish as a ridge of high pressure approaches
from the west Sunday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island
Bank and Northern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf and
Northeast Coast which are mainly ice covered.

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