Belle Isle Bank - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 26 April 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots becoming northwest 25 late overnight with gusts to 35 ending Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Thursday afternoon.

Snow ending early Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray beginning after midnight and ending Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 8 to minus 2 after midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 26 April 2017
Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight then building to 3 to 4 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 26 April 2017
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then becoming southeast 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the southwestern section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4715N 5245W to 4700N 5205W
to 4730N 5145W to 5015N 5205W to 5230N 4930W to 5800N 5630W then
northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the southwestern section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4715N 5245W to 4700N 5205W
to 4730N 5145W to 5015N 5205W to 5230N 4930W to 5800N 5630W then
northeastward. 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 26 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5700W to 4015N 5145W to 4030N 4645W to 4745N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5021N 6239W to Anticosti Island near 4914N 6156W then from Anticosti
Island near 5910N 6225W to Newfoundland near 4737N 5914W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5700W to 4015N 5145W to 4030N 4645W to 4745N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5021N 6239W to Anticosti Island near 4914N 6156W then from Anticosti
Island near 5910N 6225W to Newfoundland near 4737N 5914W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 26 April 2017

'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 NDT 26 April 2017

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 26 April 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight high located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Thursday departing high located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over southeastern Labrador.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Thursday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over eastern Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight ridge located over northern Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT Thursday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:55 PM NDT 26 April 2017 A trough of low pressure over Southeastern Labrador will move
southeastward to lie over Eastern Newfoundland Thursday afternoon.
Generally strong to gale force southwesterly winds ahead of the
trough will become strong to near gale force northerly behind it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, and Belle Isle Bank.

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

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