Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 26 February 2017

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 30 late overnight and to southwest 20 Monday evening.

Flurries beginning early Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 12 to minus 4 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2017
Tonight and Monday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure today easing Monday morning along the Quebec shore. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice and along the Newfoundland shore Monday evening. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4725N 5100W
to 4830N 4900W to 5045N 4830W to 5515N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure today easing Monday
morning along the Quebec shore. Strong ice pressure developing in
the pack ice and along the Newfoundland shore Monday evening.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4600N 4730W to 4600N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 26 February 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

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 26 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2017 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over eastern Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Monday trough located east of the Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 968 mb located over
Labrador Coast.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Monday low 954 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:48 PM NST 26 February 2017 A trough of low pressure over Eastern Newfoundland will move to lie
east of the marine district by Monday morning. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the trough will shift to strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except South Coast, Southwest Coast, East Coast, Northeast
Coast and Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port,
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Funk Island
Bank, and Belle Isle Bank.

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