Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 09 February 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to northeast 40 near midnight then diminishing to north 30 Wednesday evening.

Snow beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections tonight.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero rising to minus 2 to plus 2 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 09 February 2016
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 09 February 2016
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday 2 tenths 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 Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths 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 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W 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 9 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5040N 5725W to Quebec near 5120N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5040N 5725W to Quebec near 5120N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 09 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 8:00 PM NST 09 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 8:00 PM NST 9 February 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 988 mb located near the
Burin Peninsula.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough from 988 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over southeastern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday quasi-stationary trough located from
the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 989 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 973 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:59 PM NST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system near the Burin Peninsula will
dissipate as it moves over the island this evening. Strong to gale
force northeasterlies ahead of the trough associated with this system
will persist into Wednesday morning. Gale to storm force
southwesterlies over the southern coastal waters will diminish this
evening as the low dissipates.

Meanwhile a second low will approach from the southwest tonight and
cross the Avalon Peninsula early Wednesday to lie over Funk Island
Bank Wednesday afternoon. Gale to storm force south to
southwesterlies are forecast to develop to the southeast of the low
with gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters.

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

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