Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 08 February 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 20 this evening and to northeast 30 Tuesday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 15 rising to minus 10 to minus 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 February 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 08 February 2016
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light.
Friday Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday 9 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM 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 3:30 PM NST 8 February 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 978 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday low 979 mb located south of Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough from 978 mb low located south of
the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday trough from 979 mb low located on a line
east-west over the northern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 PM NST 8 February 2016 An intense low pressure system south of Nova Scotia and an associated
frontal trough lying south of the Grand Banks will track
northeastward to cross Southeastern Newfoundland on Tuesday evening.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterlies will develop over most
waters this evening into Tuesday morning ahead of this system and
shift to gale force southwesterlies to its south.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast, South Coast, and Southwestern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except the
Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

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

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