Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 December 2017

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 near midnight then backing to west 10 to 15 Monday evening.

Showers or flurries.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 December 2017
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 December 2017
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 to 35.
Thursday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W 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 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W 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 16 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4630W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4630W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 December 2017

'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 3:00 AM NST 17 December 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 959 mb located east of Funk Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday low 958 mb located east of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 975 mb located over southern Labrador
Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today dissipating low located over southern
Labrador Sea.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday approaching ridge located west of the
Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM NST 17 December 2017 An intense low pressure system east of Funk Island Bank will continue
northeastward today to lie east of Greenland by Monday morning.
A ridge of high pressure will approach the district from the west on
Monday. Gale to storm force northwesterlies in the immediate wake of
the low diminish to strong to gale force between the two features.
Winds diminish to moderate to strong in the vicinity of the ridge on
Monday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast
- Cape St. Francis and south, and the Grand Banks.

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