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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 February 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 knots increasing to south 45 to 55 this afternoon then diminishing to west 35 this evening. Wind increasing to west 45 near noon Saturday.

Flurries or showers changing to rain near noon then to flurries Saturday morning. Fog patches forming near noon and dissipating this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections Saturday.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 8 to zero Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 5 to 7 Saturday morning. Seas building to 7 to 9 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind south 35 knots becoming northeast 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5237N 5136W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6120N 5739W to 6200N 5721W 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 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5237N 5136W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6120N 5739W to 6200N 5721W 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 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4900N 4900W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 1:30 PM EST 2 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4900N 4900W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 February 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 February 2023

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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 10:00 AM NST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 954 mb located over
southern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:02 AM NST 3 February 2023 A trough of low pressure approaching the marine district from the
southwest will cross Newfoundland today. The trough will continue
northward across Belle Isle Bank tonight to lie north of the marine
district by Saturday morning. Gale to storm force south to
southeasterlies will spread across most waters today ahead of the
trough and veer to gale to storm force westerlies in its wake.

Late on Saturday, a low pressure system over the Labrador Sea will
move southward into Belle Isle Bank. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies are expected over western waters late in the period
behind the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm and freezing spray warnings
are in effect for all waters.

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