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Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind north 15 to 20 knots backing to northwest 25 this morning then to southwest 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to south 35 Friday morning and to southeast 45 to 55 Friday afternoon.

Flurries changing to snow or rain Friday afternoon. Fog patches forming Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections today and this evening.

Temperatures minus 7 to minus 2 rising to zero overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres except 3 to 4 over eastern sections tonight. Seas building to 3 to 5 near noon Friday and to 5 to 7 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.
Sunday Wind west 45 to 55 knots diminishing to west 25.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5137N 5242W to 5448N 5212W to 5622N 5544W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5137N 5242W to 5448N 5212W to 5622N 5544W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 1:30 PM EST 1 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4925W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 1:30 PM EST 1 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4925W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 February 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 February 2023

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 3:00 AM NST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 996 mb located south of
the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 975 mb located east of the
Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching trough located over the
Maritimes.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday departing ridge located over the Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:54 AM NST 2 February 2023 A low pressure system located south of the Grand Banks will track
northeastwards this morning. Strong to gale force northeasterlies
over the Southern Grand Banks will diminish to moderate to strong
north to northwesterlies today as the low moves away from the marine
district.

A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
southwest tonight and cross Newfoundland on Friday. Gale to storm
force south to southeasterlies will spread across most waters on
Friday ahead of the trough and veer to strong to gale force
westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand Banks, and Southeastern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Coast and the Southern Grand
Banks.

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