Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 knots except northwest 15 to 20 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 this afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to north 25 after midnight except north 35 over eastern sections Sunday morning and afternoon. Wind becoming west 25 Sunday afternoon.

A few flurries changing to snow near midnight and ending Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind west 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind west 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 45 to 55 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice
including 4 tenths of first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 2016

'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

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 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 3:00 AM NST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located over the northern
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 984 mb located over Banquereau.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 983 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:57 AM NST 13 February 2016 A trough of low pressure over the Northern Grand Banks will move away
from the district this morning. A small area of gale force
southwesterly winds south of this feature will diminish to strong
this morning as the trough moves away.

Meanwhile, a second intense low pressure system will move into
Banquereau this afternoon and track northeastward to lie over Funk
Island Bank by early Sunday morning. Winds will increase to gale
force easterlies over southern waters ahead of this system. Gale to
storm force southerlies are expected south of this system later
today.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters and
Northeast Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, East
Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank
and Funk Island Bank.

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