Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 18 March 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near noon. Wind variable 10 to 15 tonight and Tuesday.

Flurries or showers beginning this afternoon and ending Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 18 March 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 18 March 2019
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free except bergy water in the extreme northeastern section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4225N 4910W to 4805N 4515W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5915W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except bergy water in the extreme northeastern section.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4225N 4910W to 4805N 4515W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5915W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4340N 4930W to 4340N 4840W to 4555N 4315W to 4800N
4150W to 5200N 4500W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs northeast of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4340N 4930W to 4340N 4840W to 4555N 4315W to 4800N
4150W to 5200N 4500W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 18 March 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today low 972 mb located over eastern Labrador
Sea.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today departing low 976 mb located south of
Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located south of the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday ridge located on a line east-west over
the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:45 AM NDT 18 March 2019 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will continue
eastward today. Gale force westerly winds over eastern and northern
waters are expected to diminish this afternoon as the low moves off
and a ridge approaches.

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

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

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