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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 22 February 2024

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 Friday morning then becoming variable 15 to 20 Friday afternoon.

Rain ending Friday morning. Showers Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 22 February 2024
Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 22 February 2024
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 20 in the afternoon and to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.
Monday Wind variable 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4853N 5031W
to 5227N 5026W to 5526N 5150W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6136N
5718W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4853N 5031W
to 5227N 5026W to 5526N 5150W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6136N
5718W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 1:44 PM EST 22 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 1:44 PM EST 22 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 8:00 PM NST 22 February 2024

'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 8:00 PM NST 22 February 2024 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line east-west over
the Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday low 992 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday departing ridge located over Belle Isle
Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST Friday trough located over the southwestern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM NST 22 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over the Grand Banks will transition into a
low pressure system as it moves to lie over Funk Island Bank Friday
morning. Strong to gale force southerlies are expected south of this
system tonight and Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Grand Banks.

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