Belle Isle Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 March 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Wind northwest 25 knots veering to north 20 this morning then to northeast 25 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 29 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this morning and to 2 to 3 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 March 2017
Friday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northern and western sections.  

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Belle Isle Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4655N 4740W
to 4730N 4650W to 5210N 5100W to 5535N 5220W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9
tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the
northern and western sections.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4655N 4740W
to 4730N 4650W to 5210N 5100W to 5535N 5220W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5700W 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 28 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4715N 5259W to 4630N 4700W to 4715N 4400W to 5000N 4400W to 5145N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4715N 5259W to 4630N 4700W to 4715N 4400W to 5000N 4400W to 5145N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today deepening low 1003 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Thursday low 978 mb located over Laurentian Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the northern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:50 AM NDT 29 March 2017 A low pressure system is forecast to track into the Southern Grand
Banks from the west on Thursday then stall as it deepens into a major
storm before moving away on Saturday. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies are expected to develop over all waters ahead of this
system Thursday. Beyond the forecast period, winds are likely to
reach storm force over eastern waters Thursday night through Friday
night.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south, Belle Isle
Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle for early this morning.

A very long duration of gale to storm force northerly winds is
expected with this system from Thursday night through Saturday over
most of the marine district. Over the Northeast Coast as well as the
East Coast, particularly north of Cape St. Francis, these persistent
northerly winds could result in extensive ice buildup or pressure,
both along the outer coastline and in the bays. High waves and
pounding surf are also likely along the east facing coastline of the
Avalon Peninsula. Mariners are advised to consider what impacts these
events could pose and closely monitor future forecasts when
determining what, if any precautions might be needed.

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