Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 28 March 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 late overnight.

Flurries beginning Wednesday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 rising to minus 6 to minus 2 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 28 March 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 28 March 2017
Thursday Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northeastern section. Strong ice pressure along the Newfoundland coast today and Wednesday. 

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Ice Forecasts

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

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 plus tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the northeastern section. Strong ice
pressure along the Newfoundland coast today and Wednesday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

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.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 28 March 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

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 28 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today low 975 mb located east of the Flemish Cap.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday departing low located east of the
Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Cabot Strait.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM NDT 28 March 2017 An intense low pressure system east of the Flemish Cap will move
slowly eastward today. Gale to storm force northwesterlies over
eastern waters will slowly subside today as the low weakens and
drifts eastward.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East Coast, Northeast Coast,
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand Banks and
Southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, East Coast and Northeast Coast.

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