Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 24 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect. High water level warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 20 knots late overnight and to southeast 50 Sunday morning. Wind veering to southwest 55 late Sunday afternoon with gusts to 65 along the Newfoundland coast.

Snow beginning late overnight changing to rain and fog patches Sunday morning then to flurries Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 15 to minus 10 rising to plus 2 Sunday afternoon then falling to minus 8 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 January 2015
Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Sunday morning and to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 24 January 2015
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 15.
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday 3 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice in the eastern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5215N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice in the eastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5100N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs east of the western iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

High water level warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 9:13 PM NST 24 January 2015complete Navigators in or near this marine area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. 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.

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 24 January 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 24 January 2015

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 8:00 PM NST 24 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located off the Northeast Coast
of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located northeast of the Marine
District.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 974 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 945 mb located over southeastern
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:58 PM NST 24 January 2015 A developing low pressure system southwest of Nova Scotia is forecast
to rapidly deepen into a major storm as it tracks northeastwards over
the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Sunday morning. It is then forecast to
cross Southeastern Labrador on Sunday afternoon. Storm force
southerly winds will develop ahead of this low overnight tonight over
southwestern waters and then spread northeastwards across the marine
district. Gale to storm force southwesterlies will follow in its
wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters, and a high water level warning is in effect for the
Strait of Belle Isle.

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

Higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf are expected
to develop along the western and southern coasts of Newfoundland,
from early Sunday morning until Sunday night. While current guidance
indicates that the highest water levels will not likely coincide with
the astronomical high tide, there is potential for water levels to
increase further if the storm track changes. The public is advised
to monitor future forecasts and warnings, as warnings may be issued
as further information becomes available.

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