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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 January 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 this morning then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind veering to north 10 to 15 Friday afternoon.

Rain or snow ending this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures zero to plus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 22 January 2020
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 near midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 January 2020
Saturday Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind east 15 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4930N 5225W
to 5015N 5505W to 5125N 5240W to 5455N 5255W to 5625N 5555W 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 22 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4930N 5225W
to 5015N 5505W to 5125N 5240W to 5455N 5255W to 5625N 5555W 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 11:00 AM EST 22 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W 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 23 January 2020

'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 23 January 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday weakening ridge located over the Grand
Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1008 mb located southeast of the
Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 992 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching trough located from Labrador
Sea to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:57 AM NST 23 January 2020 A low pressure system just southeast of the Grand Banks will depart
east of the district this evening. Gale to storm force northeast to
northwesterlies will diminish as the system moves away.

A trough of low pressure approaching from the northwest will cross
the district on Friday. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will
develop behind the trough.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are
in effect for Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank and Southwestern
Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, East Coast - north of Cape St.
Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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