Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 06 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 this evening then becoming northwest 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon.

Snow ending near midnight. Snow beginning Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray ending Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero falling to minus 14 to minus 6 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 near noon and to 7 to 9 this evening. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the morning then becoming northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to east 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 8 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 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 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

1 tenth of grey-white ice except 8 tenths of grey-white ice
including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W 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 6 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4500W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4500W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 3:30 PM NST 06 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 3:30 PM NST 06 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 3:30 PM NST 6 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NST today intensifying low 965 mb located northeast
of Funk Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 952 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 1005 mb located over Quebec.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 1002 mb located over the northeastern
Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the eastern Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:22 PM NST 6 February 2016 An intense low pressure system northeast of Funk Island Bank continue
northeastward out to sea tonight.

Gale to storm force northwesterlies over most waters will diminish
overnight as a ridge approaches from the west. Hurricane force
northwesterlies over Funk Island Bank will diminish to gales this
evening as the low moves out to sea.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west on Sunday
and cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence to lie over the Great Northern
Peninsula Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of
the low will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Funk Island Bank. A storm warning is in effect for the
Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western half and Gulf waters.

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

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