Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 20 knots this evening and to southeast 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 Wednesday evening.

Rain and fog banks beginning Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2 rising to plus 9 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5015N 5425W to 4950N 5210W to 5400N 5140W to 5720N 5735W to 5800N
5830W then northwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5015N 5425W to 4950N 5210W to 5400N 5140W to 5720N 5735W to 5800N
5830W then northwards. 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 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

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 January 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Cabot Strait.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 986 mb located over
New Brunswick.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 AM NST 23 January 2018 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain
nearly stationary today as a ridge of high pressure builds from the
southwest. Strong to gale force west to northwesterlies between these
two features will will gradually diminish today as the ridge becomes
the dominant feature.

Another low is expected to track through the Gulf of St. Lawrence on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop tonight
ahead of the low and veer to strong to gale force southwesterlies in
its wake.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast,
South Coast, and the Grand Banks.

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