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Southwestern Grand Banks

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 26 February 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 knots veering to north 15 to 20 this evening then to east 15 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to east 25 Thursday afternoon and to east 35 Thursday evening.

Showers and fog patches ending this evening. Snow or rain Thursday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in precipitation.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 1 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2020
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 26 February 2020
Friday Wind east 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35 in the morning.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Sunday Wind northeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4845N 5045W
to 5055N 4900W to 5515N 5245W to 5615N 5615W to 5800N 5800W 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 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4845N 5045W
to 5055N 4900W to 5515N 5245W to 5615N 5615W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4730N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 5000W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5626W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5610W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4730N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 5000W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5626W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5610W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 3:30 PM NST 26 February 2020

'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 3:30 PM NST 26 February 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located over the
coast of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Labrador.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday building ridge located from Labrador to
the Avalon Peninsula.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday approaching low 986 mb located over
New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:25 PM NST 26 February 2020 A trough of low pressure will remain near stationary along the coast
of Greenland while a ridge of high pressure builds down over
Newfoundland from Labrador. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will
develop over northern waters tonight and persist into Thursday
between these two features.

Meanwhile, an intensifying low pressure system will approach the
marine district on Friday. Strong to gale force easterlies will
develop over gulf and southern waters Thursday evening ahead of this
system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast, Belle Isle Bank
and Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect all waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf and the
Grand Banks.

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