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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 01 February 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to north 15 near noon then increasing to northeast 25 this evening. Wind backing to north 15 to 20 Thursday morning then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Thursday afternoon.

Showers becoming flurries or showers this morning then snow this evening and ending Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 5 to plus 1 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 31 January 2023
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 01 February 2023
Friday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 50 to 60 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots increasing to west 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5158N 5310W to 5430N 5204W to 5623N 5540W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W 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 31 January 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5158N 5310W to 5430N 5204W to 5623N 5540W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W 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 2:46 PM EST 31 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4925W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 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 2:46 PM EST 31 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4925W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1001 mb located east of the Avalon
Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 998 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 1015 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 986 mb located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:48 AM NST 1 February 2023 A low pressure system east of the Avalon Peninsula will continue
northeastwards today to lie east of Funk Island Bank this afternoon.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies will continue ahead of the low
then shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

A second low pressure system will intensify today south of Nova
Scotia and move eastwards to lie just southeast of the Grand Banks by
Thursday morning. Strong to gale force northeasterlies will develop
to the north of the low before shifting to moderate to strong north
to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast, Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern
Grand Banks.

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

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