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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 February 2023

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 45 to 55 knots diminishing to west 35 to 45 early this morning and to west 25 near noon. Wind backing to south 25 this evening then increasing to southwest 35 overnight. Wind southwest 35 Monday.

Flurries ending this evening. Showers overnight and Monday. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections early this morning.

Temperatures minus 4 to zero rising to plus 6 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 05 February 2023
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 February 2023
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5309N 5136W to 5455N 5145W to 5634N 5659W 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 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5309N 5136W to 5455N 5145W to 5634N 5659W 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 4 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4905N 4815W to 5045N 4720W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 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 4 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4905N 4815W to 5045N 4720W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 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 03:00 AM NST 05 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 03:00 AM NST 05 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 3:00 AM NST 5 February 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line north-south over
the eastern Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located southeast of
Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over eastern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:48 AM NST 5 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over eastern waters will move out to sea
today. Gale to storm force southwesterlies ahead of the trough will
shift to gale to storm force northwesterlies over most waters in its
wake, with hurricane force winds expected over Belle Isle Bank.
Winds will diminish to strong westerlies through the day today as the
trough moves away.

A second trough of low pressure will approach from the west tonight
and sweep across the marine district on Monday. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will spread across all waters later today and tonight
ahead of the trough. Winds will diminish to moderate to strong north
to northwesterlies on Monday in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Belle Isle Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for South
Coast, East Coast, Funk Island Bank and the Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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

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