Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 December 2014

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 early this morning and to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind backing to west 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to west 20 to 25 Sunday morning.

A few flurries ending this morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections today. Freezing spray over western sections Sunday.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 6 to minus 1 this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 December 2014
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5100N 5705W to 5120N 5650W to 5140N 5600W to Labrador near 5200N 5550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5040N 5605W to 5100N 5540W to 5210N 5500W to 5430N 5500W to 5700N 5930W to 5800N 5900W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5100N 5705W to 5120N 5650W to 5140N 5600W to Labrador near 5200N 5550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5040N 5605W to 5100N 5540W to 5210N 5500W to 5430N 5500W to 5700N 5930W to 5800N 5900W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5300N 5200W to 5400N 5200W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5300N 5200W to 5400N 5200W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 December 2014

'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 20 December 2014

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 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Funk Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today building ridge located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:48 AM NST 20 December 2014 A trough of low pressure over the Funk Island Bank at forecast issue
time will move east of the marine district this morning. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies ahead of the trough will shift to strong
to gale force northerlies in its wake. Winds will subside later today
as the trough recedes.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

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