Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 21 February 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind light increasing to southwest 15 knots late overnight and to southwest 25 Wednesday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray beginning Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 falling to minus 15 to minus 10 overnight then rising to minus 6 to minus 1 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 21 February 2017
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 9 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5305W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5247W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4500W to 4700N 4500W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5111N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5020N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NST 21 February 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 3:30 PM NST 21 February 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today dissipating low 1008 mb located south of
the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 996 mb located south of the Grand
Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 993 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over eastern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:17 PM NST 21 February 2017 An intensifying low pressure system will approach the Grand Banks
from the south on Wednesday. Winds will increase to strong to gale
force northerlies over southern waters on Wednesday ahead of this
feature.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
Southwestern Grand Banks.

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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