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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 24 February 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Sunday morning then veering to north 15 Sunday evening.

Showers overnight and Sunday. Fog dissipating Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to zero Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 February 2024
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 24 February 2024
Monday Wind northeast 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 25.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W 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 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W 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 24 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 5000N 4730W to 5300N 4900W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N 5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 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 24 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 5000N 4730W to 5300N 4900W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N 5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 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 24 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 24 February 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over southwestern Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Sunday trough located east of the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:52 PM NST 24 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over Southwestern Newfoundland will track
eastward across the marine district tonight and Sunday, departing to
the east of the district by Sunday evening. Strong to gale force
southerlies ahead of trough will shift to strong to gale force west
to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western half, Northeast Gulf,
Gulf - Port au Port - northwestern half, and Southeastern 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, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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