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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 28 February 2024

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots backing to southeast 25 near midnight then increasing to south 35 Thursday evening.

Showers and fog Thursday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 28 February 2024
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near midnight and to 3 to 4 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 28 February 2024
Friday Wind west 35 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4838N 4957W
to 5407N 5022W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4838N 4957W
to 5407N 5022W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 1:30 PM EST 28 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4700N 5000W to 4800N 4745W to 5235N 4730W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 1:30 PM EST 28 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4700N 5000W to 4800N 4745W to 5235N 4730W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 8:00 PM NST 28 February 2024

'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 8:00 PM NST 28 February 2024 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 972 mb located southeast
of Hudson Bay.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday low 961 mb located west of Ungava Bay.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday trough from low located over Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday trough from low located on a line
north-south over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary high located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:37 PM NST 28 February 2024 A low pressure system will track northeastwards across Quebec tonight
to lie near Ungava Bay on Thursday. Meanwhile, a ridge of high
pressure southeast of the Grand Banks will remain nearly stationary.
Strong to gale force south to southwesterlies will spread across all
waters tonight between these two features. Winds will shift to strong
to gale force westerlies over western waters on Thursday as a trough
associated with the low moves into the district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf waters.

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