Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 10 February 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 30 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 early this morning then diminishing to north 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 after midnight and to northwest 10 to 15 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to west 20 to 25 near noon Thursday.

Snow ending Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections early this morning. Freezing spray over western sections Thursday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 4 rising to minus 2 to plus 2 near midnight then falling to minus 8 to zero Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this morning then subsiding to 3 to 5 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind west 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.

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 Conditions

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 03:00 AM NST 10 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 10 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 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located from the
Gulf of St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 981 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 973 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NST 10 February 2016 A trough of low pressure will remain relatively stationary from the
gulf of the St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank today. Ahead of this
feature, gale force northeasterlies will diminish later today.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system south of Newfoundland will cross the
Avalon Peninsula this morning to lie over Funk Island Bank this
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
Funk Island Bank 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, Northeast Gulf, Northeast Coast -
north of Cape St. John and the Belle Isle Bank.

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