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Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 24 October 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind east 15 to 20 knots backing to north 15 to 20 early Sunday morning then increasing to northwest 30 near noon Sunday.

Rain and fog patches ending overnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 24 October 2020
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 24 October 2020
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2020 Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2020

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 24 October 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Oct estimated from Newfoundland near
5125N 5530W to 5200N 5300W to 5500N 5030W to 5630N 5100W to 5700N
5500W to 6100N 5900W to 6200N 5600W to 5900N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Oct estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5610W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5556W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 24 October 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight Hurricane Epsilon 958 mb located south
of Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Sunday Post-tropical Storm Epsilon 968 mb located
over the southeastern Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight trough located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Sunday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM NDT 24 October 2020 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
west tonight while hurricane epsilon tracks towards the Southern
Grand Banks from the southwest. Gale force to storm force
southeasterlies will spread across southern waters ahead of epsilon,
and then veer to hurricane force southwesterlies south of its track.
Strong to gale force southerlies over northern waters will diminish
to moderate and variable as the trough passes.

Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop behind the trough
and epsilon on Sunday. Over southernmost waters the northwesterlies
will reach storm force.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks - southeastern half.
Storm warnings are in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks -
northwestern half and Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East Coast, Belle
Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Northern Grand Banks.

At 8:00 P.M. NDT, hurricane epsilon was located near latitude 39.8
north and longitude 58.1 west, or about 465 nautical miles southwest
of Cape Race. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 70 knots and
central pressure at 958 MB. Epsilon is moving northeastward at 19
knots and is expected to pass through the Southern Grand Banks on
Sunday as a hurricane or strong post-tropical storm.

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