Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 01 April 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Wind light increasing to southwest 25 knots this afternoon then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to northwest 20 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries ending this afternoon. Flurries beginning late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

High today zero. Low tonight minus 9. High Thursday minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 01 April 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 01 April 2015
Friday Wind west 20 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Special ice warning in effect. 9 tenths of first-year ice. Difficult Ice conditions. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4855N 4450W to 4935N 4650W to 5550N 5235W to 5630N 5555W to
5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

9 tenths of first-year ice. Difficult Ice conditions.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4813W to 4430N 4713W to 4700N 4128W to 4928N
4158W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 10 to 25 icebergs east of the western
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Special ice warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 01 April 2015

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 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today dissipating low 996 mb located over Belle
Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today low 1000 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday intensifying low 982 mb located northeast
of the Avalon Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM NDT 1 April 2015 A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will intensify as it
approaches Newfoundland from the south this evening and tracks across
the Avalon Peninsula tonight. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
will develop over eastern waters tonight ahead of the low. Strong to
gale force west to southwesterlies will develop over most waters on
Thursday in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk Island Bank, and the
Grand Banks.

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

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