Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 10 February 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to north 30 early this evening and to variable 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 25 near noon Thursday.

Snow changing to a few flurries near midnight and ending near noon Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning near noon Thursday.

Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 6 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 10 February 2016
Tonight and Thursday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15.
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday 9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM 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

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM 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 3:30 PM NST 10 February 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough from 974 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 974 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today disturbance located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday low 998 mb located over the southern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:18 PM NST 10 February 2016 A low pressure system just east of the Funk Island Bank will continue
to track northeastwards out to sea tonight. A trough of low pressure
extending southwestwards from the low will also move northeastwards
to exit the marine district by Thursday morning. Gale force
northeasterlies will affect waters to the north of the systems'
track, while gale to storm force southwesterlies will affect waters
to their south.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank and Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except the Gulf waters, Northeast
Coast - north of Cape St. John, and the Southern Grand Banks.

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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