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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 to 45 knots backing to southwest 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to southwest 20 near noon Thursday.

Flurries ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 5 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 02 March 2021
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres except 3 to 4 over northeastern sections. Seas building to 6 to 8 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2021
Friday Wind south 15 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 1:30 PM EST 2 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5745N 5225W to 5700N 4520W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 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 1:30 PM EST 2 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5745N 5225W to 5700N 4520W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 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)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:58 AM NST 03 March 2021

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 3 March 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 968 mb located over Cabot Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 982 mb located over
western Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
southern Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 974 mb located northeast of Fogo Island.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 972 mb located over
southeastern Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:13 AM NST 3 March 2021 A trough of low pressure over Belle Isle Bank will move over the
South Labrador Sea this morning. Gale force easterly winds ahead of
the trough will shift to generally strong southerlies behind it.

A deep low pressure system over the Cabot Strait will continue
eastward to lie over Western Funk Island Bank this afternoon where it
will dissipate. Gale to storm force west to southwesterly winds are
expected south of the low today.

Meanwhile, a second low pressure system currently developing just
northeast of Fogo Island will track northwestwards to lie over
Southeastern Labrador this afternoon. This low will cause the strong
to gale force west to southwesterly winds to persist over the marine
district tonight and Thursday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Southwest Coast. 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 the Grand Banks.

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