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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 15 to 20 knots veering to southeast 25 this morning then increasing to southeast 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 this evening then backing to southwest 15 to 20 overnight. Wind southwest 15 to 20 Monday.

Rain and fog patches beginning this afternoon changing to showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 16 January 2021

Southwestern Grand Banks - eastern half

Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 2 to 3 near noon Sunday.

Southwestern Grand Banks - western half

Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning then building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon then backing to west 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25.
Thursday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 40 to 50.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5540N 5525W to 5800N 5730W 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 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5540N 5525W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 2:30 PM EST 16 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5201N 5546W to 5145N 5400W to 5700N 5400W to 5935N 5620W to
6430N 5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 2:30 PM EST 16 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5201N 5546W to 5145N 5400W to 5700N 5400W to 5935N 5620W to
6430N 5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2021

'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 3:00 AM NST 17 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 984 mb located east of the Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 986 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located over western Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NST 17 January 2021 A low pressure system located east of the Grand Banks will continue
eastwards and move out to sea this morning. Strong to gale force
north to northwesterlies will diminish over eastern waters this
morning as the low departs.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will approach from the west
today. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop ahead of
this trough and diminish to strong southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, South Coast, Northern Grand Banks and
Southwestern Grand Banks.

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