Belle Isle Bank - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 27 March 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 30 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 20 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday evening.

A few flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Saturday evening.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 27 March 2015
Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 27 March 2015
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind south 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday 2 tenths of first-year ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the northeastern section. 

Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 tenths of first-year ice.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 5130N 4830W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of first-year ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the
northeastern section.

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 5130N 4830W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of first-year ice.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 5130N 4830W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4700N 4215W to 5015N
4300W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4700N 4215W to 5015N
4300W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank - northern half

Issued 8:26 PM NDT 27 March 2015

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 NDT 27 March 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight trough located southeast of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Saturday quasi-stationary trough located southeast
of the Avalon Peninsula.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:55 PM NDT 27 March 2015 A trough of low pressure southeast of Nova Scotia will track
northeastward to lie just southeast of Newfoundland tonight, where it
will remain nearly stationary throughout the forecast period.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure remains nearly stationary
southeast of the marine district. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will persist between these two features trough
Saturday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, the Northern Grand Banks -
southeastern half and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port and Belle Isle Bank -
northern half.

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