Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening then backing to southwest 20 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 35 Saturday afternoon then veering to northwest 35 Saturday evening.

Flurries changing to rain or snow Saturday morning. Fog patches Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections today.

Temperatures minus 5 to zero rising to zero to plus 6 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 February 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2018
Sunday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots veering to southeast 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4830W
to 4745N 4800W to 5145N 4905W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5530W to 5800N
5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4830W
to 4745N 4800W to 5145N 4905W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5530W to 5800N
5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5309W to 4700N 4815W to 5000N 4630W to 5115N 4630W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5309W to 4700N 4815W to 5000N 4630W to 5115N 4630W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2018

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2018

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 946 mb located southeast
of Greenland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary low 938 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today high located over the Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday high located southeast of the Grand
Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Quebec Lower North Shore.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 AM NST 23 February 2018 An intensifying low pressure system southeast of Greenland will move
to lie just off the southeast coast of Greenland by this evening,
where it will remain nearly stationary for the remainder of the
forecast period. Meanwhile, a strong area of high pressure over the
Maritimes will slowly build eastward today, then pass south of the
Grand Banks on Saturday morning. Strong to gale force northwesterlies
over most waters between these features will gradually weaken tonight
as the high approaches.

A trough of low pressure approaching from the west in the wake of the
high will intensify as it crosses the Grand Banks on Saturday
evening. Gale force southwesterly winds will redevelop over the
Southern Grand Banks on Saturday afternoon as the system approaches,
then shift to gale force northwesterlies on Saturday evening in its
wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle
Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand Banks.

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

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