Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 30 knots except east 35 over northern sections early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 35 this morning then diminishing to northwest 20 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 near midnight then veering to northeast 15 near noon Wednesday.

Rain and fog banks ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 15 January 2018
Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind southeast 25 knots veering to southwest 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 20 knots.
Saturday Wind west 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5325W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to
4945N 5430W to 4940N 5450W to Newfoundland near 4930N 5510W. Sea ice
south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to 5140N
5400W to 5255N 5315W to 5800N 5815W then northeastwards. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5325W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to
4945N 5430W to 4940N 5450W to Newfoundland near 4930N 5510W. Sea ice
south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to 5140N
5400W to 5255N 5315W to 5800N 5815W then northeastwards. 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 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5430N 5300W to 5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5430N 5300W to 5700N 5500W 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 16 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 3:00 AM NST 16 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1015 mb located south of Sable Island.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 1008 mb located northeast
of the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from Labrador to Funk Island
Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating ridge located on a line
east-west over Belle Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight high located over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday high located over the northern Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM NST 16 January 2018 A low pressure system will approach the Avalon Peninsula from the
southwest this morning and cross the Northern Grand Banks later
today. Strong to gale force easterlies ahead of the low will shift to
southwesterly gales south of it. Strong to gale force northerlies are
expected in the wake of this feature. Winds diminish tonight as the
low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warning are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and
south, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand Banks.

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

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