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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 06 February 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to south 25 early this evening then increasing to northeast 35 to 45 early Tuesday morning except south 35 over southeastern sections Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Showers changing to rain and fog patches near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 February 2023
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 06 February 2023
Wednesday Wind northeast 35 knots backing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 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 3:30 PM NST 06 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 3:30 PM NST 6 February 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Avalon Peninsula.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the southeastern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday approaching low 978 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:25 PM NST 6 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over the Avalon Peninsula will continue
eastward to lie over the Grand Banks by Tuesday morning. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies ahead of the trough will diminish to
moderate to strong north to northwesterlies in its wake.

On Tuesday a low pressure system will approach from the southwest.
Strong to gale force northeasterlies and southerlies will develop
over southern waters with this system.

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

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

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