Belle Isle Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 this evening then diminishing to west 20 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to southwest 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 8 rising to minus 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind east 35 knots increasing to west 45 to 55.
Saturday Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4725N 5100W
to 4830N 4900W to 5045N 4830W to 5515N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4725N 5100W
to 4830N 4900W to 5045N 4830W to 5515N 5200W to 5630N 5615W 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 EST 27 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4545N 4730W to 4545N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5000N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

51 to 100 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4545N 4730W to 4545N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5000N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2017

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 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located west of the Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over eastern Newfoundland.

By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 990 mb located east
of the Great Lakes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM NST 28 February 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Funk Island Bank will move eastward
to lie out of the district by this afternoon. Strong to gale force
southwesterly winds ahead of the trough shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies behind it. Winds will begin to diminish late today
and tonight as a ridge of high pressure crosses the district.

On Wednesday a low pressure system will approach from the Great Lakes
region to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence by Wednesday evening.
Strong to gale force southerlies are forecast to develop ahead of
this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Coast, and
Southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast - north of
Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank
and Northern Grand Banks.

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