Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 December 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 this morning and to southwest 45 to 55 this afternoon. Wind veering to northwest 45 to 55 early this evening then diminishing to west 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming west 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain and fog patches today. Showers or flurries tonight and Sunday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 15 December 2017
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight then building to 4 to 6 near noon Saturday. Seas building to 6 to 8 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind west 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W 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 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. 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 15 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 December 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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 3:00 AM NST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 958 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 972 mb located over eastern Labrador
Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 998 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 960 mb located east of Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:42 AM NST 16 December 2017 A weakening low pressure system over the Northwestern Labrador Sea
will drift slowly eastward during the forecast period. Strong to gale
force southwesterlies over northern waters will diminish today.

A second intensifying low pressure system will approach from the
southwest to pass just southeast of the Avalon Peninsula this
evening. North of the low, gale to storm force northeasterlies will
shift to gale to storm force northwesterlies. To its south, gale to
storm force southerlies will veer to storm to hurricane force west to
northwesterlies. Winds will diminish to strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies by Sunday morning.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for the South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and
south, and the Northern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect for
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Funk Island Bank and the
Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Gulf - Port au Port.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast and
Belle Isle Bank.

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