Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 20 late this afternoon then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 20 Saturday afternoon and to northeast 30 Saturday evening.

Periods of snow beginning this afternoon and ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this afternoon and ending Saturday morning. Freezing spray beginning Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 30 January 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 2015
Sunday Wind east 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 8 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5035N 5000W to 5400N 5055W to 5545N 5515W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 29 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5000N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 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)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 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 3:00 AM NST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador to Belle
Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located over Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1006 mb located south of the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 990 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 990 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM NST 30 January 2015 A low pressure system south of the Grand Banks will move northward
then pass over the Eastern Avalon Peninsula this afternoon before
reaching the Belle Isle Bank tonight. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies north of the low will spread northwards through the
eastern marine district today to reach the Belle Isle Bank by
tonight. Strong southerlies will develop east and southeast of the
low today before shifting to strong westerlies in its wake.

A second low pressure system will move northward and approach the
marine district late Saturday. Strong to gale force easterlies are
forecast to develop late Saturday ahead of this feature over
southwestern portions of the marine district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast,
East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south, Belle Isle
Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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 and the Belle Isle Bank.

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