Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 19 February 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 after midnight. Wind northwest 35 to 45 Wednesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

A risk of freezing spray over northern sections this evening. Freezing spray overnight and Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 2 falling to minus 8 to minus 4 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 February 2019
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 19 February 2019
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon and to northwest 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4745N 5015W
to 4825N 4825W to 5010N 5005W to 5115N 4820W to 5515N 5250W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5835W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4745N 5015W
to 4825N 4825W to 5010N 5005W to 5115N 4820W to 5515N 5250W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5835W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4715N 4830W to 4900N 4645W to 5210N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4715N 4830W to 4900N 4645W to 5210N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 19 February 2019

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 19 February 2019

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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 3:30 PM NST 19 February 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 976 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today intensifying low 958 mb located east of
the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 938 mb located south of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located over northeastern Belle
Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located over southeastern Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:32 PM NST 19 February 2019 A low pressure system northeast of belle bank will remain nearly
stationary tonight. Meanwhile, an intense low pressure system
located east of the Grand Banks will continue to deepen as it moves
out to sea. These systems will merge into a very intense storm well
east of the district on Wednesday. Gale force northwesterly winds
will gradually spread across most waters tonight behind these
systems. On Wednesday, a trough extending from the northern low will
swing southeastward along the northeastern edge of the district
spreading storm force northwesterlies to northern and eastern waters.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Northeast
Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast
which are mainly ice covered.

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