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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2024

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to south 15 to 20 Saturday morning and to south 25 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to south 35 Saturday evening.

Showers and fog ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 February 2024
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2024
Sunday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to west 25 in the morning then veering to north 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northeast 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6136N 5718W 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 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6136N 5718W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 1:44 PM EST 22 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 1:44 PM EST 22 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

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 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 10:00 AM NST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 992 mb located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 986 mb located northeast of
Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located over the
St. Lawrence River.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating trough located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:56 AM NST 23 February 2024 A low pressure system over the Funk Island Bank will continue
northeastward this morning before it departs the marine district this
afternoon. Strong to gale force southerlies are expected over the
Grand Banks today in the wake of this system.

A second trough will approach the district from the west tonight.
Strong to gale force southerlies will spread across most waters late
in the day on Saturday ahead of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.

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