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Southwestern Grand Banks

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 27 February 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 15 knots increasing to east 25 this afternoon and to east 35 to 45 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 25 to 35 Friday morning.

Rain or snow and fog patches tonight and Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 February 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2020
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 to 35.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4845N 5045W
to 5055N 4900W to 5515N 5245W to 5615N 5615W to 5800N 5800W 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 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4845N 5045W
to 5055N 4900W to 5515N 5245W to 5615N 5615W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4650N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 4940W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5140N 5633W to Newfoundland near 5126N 5620W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4650N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 4940W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5140N 5633W to Newfoundland near 5126N 5620W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 27 February 2020

'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 10:00 AM NST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday trough located on a line east-west over
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 AM NST 27 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over Belle Isle Bank will move east of the
district by this evening. Gale force northwesterlies can be expected
over northern waters in the wake of this feature.

Meanwhile, an intensifying trough of low pressure will approach the
marine district from the southwest on Friday. Gale to storm force
easterlies will spread across most waters ahead of the trough
tonight, with strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Southwest Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf,
and the Grand Banks.

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