Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 13 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to north 25 after midnight except northwest 35 to 45 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 03:30 PM NST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 45 to 55 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday 2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the
western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W 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 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 3:30 PM 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 3:30 PM 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 3:30 PM NST 13 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 984 mb located over Banquereau.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 963 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:14 PM NST 13 February 2016 An intense low pressure system over Banquereau will continue to track
northeastward to lie over Funk Island Bank by early Sunday morning
and northeast of Belle Isle Bank Sunday afternoon. Gale force
easterlies ahead of the low will back to strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies in its wake. Meanwhile, gale to storm force
southerlies east of the low will veer to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will diminish Sunday as the low
exits the district.

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 - northwestern half.

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