Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon then diminishing to light Thursday morning.

Flurries ending overnight.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 19 March 2019
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019
Friday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 in the afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free except bergy water in the extreme northeastern section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4225N 4910W to 4820N 4505W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5900W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except bergy water in the extreme northeastern section.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4225N 4910W to 4820N 4505W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5900W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4250N 4940W to 4250N 4830W to 4610N 4235W to 4900N
4230W to 5400N 4850W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs northeast of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4250N 4940W to 4250N 4830W to 4610N 4235W to 4900N
4230W to 5400N 4850W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over northern Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday trough located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NDT 20 March 2019 A trough of low pressure over Northern Quebec will cross Labrador
today to lie over Belle Isle Bank tonight. Over northern waters
moderate to strong westerlies will increase to strong to gale force
southwesterlies ahead of the trough then shift to strong to gale
force northwesterlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf and Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Belle Isle Bank.

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