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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 21 January 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind northeast 45 to 55 knots increasing to northwest 55 to 65 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 45 to 55 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 25 to 35 late overnight and to variable 15 Friday afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 30 Friday evening.

Snow or rain ending near midnight. Risk of thunderstorms late this morning. Snow or rain Friday late in the day. Fog patches dissipating overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 January 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning and to 6 to 8 this afternoon except 8 to 11 over southern sections this evening. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 late overnight and to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 January 2021
Saturday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5130N 5430W
to 5220N 5340W to 5500N 5445W 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 21 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5130N 5430W
to 5220N 5340W to 5500N 5445W 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 20 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 2:30 PM EST 20 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 21 January 2021

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are 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 21 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 972 mb located southwest
of the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 978 mb located over the northern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM NST 21 January 2021 An intensifying low pressure system southwest of the Grand Banks will
track across the Grand Banks later today. Gale to storm force east to
northeasterly winds ahead of the low will shift to storm to hurricane
force west to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southwestern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect
for Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern Grand Banks. Gale warnings
are in effect for South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast, Belle
Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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