Belle Isle Bank - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 27 March 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 to 20 knots this afternoon and to northwest 30 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 Saturday evening.

A few flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray beginning this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 27 March 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 27 March 2015
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind south 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 2 tenths of first-year ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the northeastern section. 

Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 7 tenths of first-year ice.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 4930N 4730W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of first-year ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the
northeastern section.

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 4930N 4730W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of first-year ice.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 4930N 4730W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4715N 4230W to 5000N
4300W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4715N 4230W to 5000N
4300W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank - northern half

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 27 March 2015

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 NDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 996 mb located over southeastern
Labrador Coast.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today departing low 990 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday approaching low 996 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM NDT 27 March 2015 A ridge of high pressure southeast of the marine district will remain
quasi-stationary through the forecast period. Meanwhile, a low
pressure system over the southeast coast of Labrador will continue to
track eastward to lie northeast of Belle Isle Bank by this afternoon.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies between these two features will
continue over the Grand Banks and adjacent waters through Saturday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Belle Isle Bank and
Funk Island Bank.

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