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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 16 January 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 20 late this evening then becoming variable 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 Sunday morning and to southeast 35 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 Sunday evening.

Rain and fog patches Sunday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 16 January 2021

Southwestern Grand Banks - eastern half

Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 2 to 3 near noon Sunday.

Southwestern Grand Banks - western half

Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning then building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 16 January 2021
Monday Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming west 45.
Wednesday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5540N 5525W to 5800N 5730W 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 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5540N 5525W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 2:30 PM EST 16 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5201N 5546W to 5145N 5400W to 5700N 5400W to 5935N 5620W to
6430N 5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 2:30 PM EST 16 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5201N 5546W to 5145N 5400W to 5700N 5400W to 5935N 5620W to
6430N 5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 8:00 PM NST 16 January 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 8:00 PM NST 16 January 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 980 mb located east of the Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 986 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday trough located over Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM NST 16 January 2021 An intense low pressure system east of the Grand Banks will continue
eastwards and move out to sea Sunday morning. Strong to gale force
north to northwesterlies will diminish tonight and Sunday as the low
departs.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will approach from the west on
Sunday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop over most
waters ahead of this trough by Sunday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Coast, and Belle Isle
Bank.

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