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Southwestern Grand Banks

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 04 March 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Wind southwest 25 knots except variable 10 to 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 25 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Friday evening.

Showers and fog patches becoming flurries or showers Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Monday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5304W
to 5013N 5428W to 5204N 5234W to 5501N 5240W to 5803N 5825W 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 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5304W
to 5013N 5428W to 5204N 5234W to 5501N 5240W to 5803N 5825W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 1:36 PM EST 4 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 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 4 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5135N 5644W to Newfoundland near 5121N 5633W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 1:36 PM EST 4 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 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 4 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5135N 5644W to Newfoundland near 5121N 5633W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 4 March 2021 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 972 mb located over the Quebec Lower
North Shore.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday quasi-stationary low 983 mb located over
western Labrador.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Friday trough located south of Laurentian Fan.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Friday trough located over the northern Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:19 PM NST 4 March 2021 Strong to gale force south to southwesterlies over most of the
district will gradually diminish tonight through Friday as a low
pressure system over the Quebec Lower North Shore slowly track
westwards and weakens.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle - western half, Gulf waters, Belle Isle Bank,
and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle - western half, Gulf waters,
Northeast Coast, and Belle Isle Bank.

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