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Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 February 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to south 35 this morning and to southeast 45 to 55 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 after midnight then increasing to west 35 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 45 to 55 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries changing to rain and fog patches this evening then to flurries Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections Saturday.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 5 this evening then falling to minus 8 to zero Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 02 February 2023
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 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind west 45 to 55 knots diminishing to west 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to southwest 45.
Tuesday Wind southwest 45 knots diminishing to north 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5146N 5309W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W 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 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5146N 5309W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W 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 2 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4900N 4900W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 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 2 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4900N 4900W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 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 03 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 03 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 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 954 mb located over
southern Labrador Sea.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NST 3 February 2023 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
southwest this morning and cross Newfoundland today. The trough will
continue northward across Belle Isle Bank tonight to lie north of the
marine district by Saturday morning. Gale to storm force south to
southeasterlies will spread across most waters today ahead of the
trough and veer to gale to storm force westerlies in its wake.

Late on Saturday, a low pressure system over the Labrador Sea will
move southward into Belle Isle Bank. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies are expected over western waters late in the period
behind the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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