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Southwestern Grand Banks

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 01 March 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind north 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 30 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 30 near noon Tuesday.

Rain and fog patches overnight and Tuesday morning. Showers or flurries Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 01 March 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 near noon and to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 5 to 7 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 01 March 2021
Wednesday Wind west 35 knots.
Thursday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 15.
Friday Wind variable 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free.  

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4912N 5250W
to 4950N 5302W to 5412N 5131W to 5803N 5740W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4912N 5250W
to 4950N 5302W to 5412N 5131W to 5803N 5740W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 2:40 PM EST 1 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 2:40 PM EST 1 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 01 March 2021

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 1 March 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday departing ridge located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying trough from 986 mb low
located south of Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Tuesday trough from 965 mb low located from
Anticosti Island to the Strait of Belle Isle then to the Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:17 PM NST 1 March 2021 A low pressure system approaching from the southwest will rapidly
intensify as it moves to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence tonight
where it will stall on Tuesday. A trough associated with the low will
sweep northeastward across the district tonight and Tuesday. Gale to
storm force east to southeasterlies will spread across all waters
ahead of the trough before shifting to strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and
south, and the Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Gulf - Port au Port and the Southwest Coast.

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