Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 February 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 35 knots except north 20 over northern sections. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 this morning then diminishing to northwest 20 this evening. Wind veering to northeast 20 Tuesday morning except northeast 30 over southern sections Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Snow changing to a few flurries near noon and ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 15 to minus 7 rising to minus 7 to minus 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 07 February 2016
Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 February 2016
Wednesday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 8 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

1 tenth of grey-white ice except 8 tenths of grey-white ice
including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4515N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4445W to 4830N
4445W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5105N 5843W to Newfoundland near 5021N 5732W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4515N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4445W to 4830N
4445W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5105N 5843W to Newfoundland near 5021N 5732W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 February 2016

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 February 2016

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 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1004 mb located over southern Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 1006 mb located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight approaching low 974 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough from low located south of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located east of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NST 8 February 2016 A low pressure system tracking eastward across southern portions of
Belle Isle Bank with move east of the district this morning. Strong
southwesterlies southeast of this low will shift to strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake. These westerlies will ease below gales
later today.

A second, and much more intense, low pressure system will move up the
Eastern Seaboard to lie south of Nova Scotia by this evening.
Extending eastward from this low will be a sharp trough. Gale to
storm force east to northeasterlies will develop over most waters
late today and tonight ahead of this low and trough. Late tonight
into Tuesday, winds will veer to gale force southwesterlies south of
the low and trough as the low tracks northeastward.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast and South Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.

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

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