Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 26 April 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 near noon and to southwest 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 near midnight then becoming northeast 25 overnight. Wind diminishing to northeast 15 Thursday morning and to light near noon Thursday.

Snow or rain beginning this afternoon and ending Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 25 April 2017
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less near midnight then building to 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 26 April 2017
Friday Wind east 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Special ice warning in effect. 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Difficult ice conditions in the pack ice today and Wednesday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4650N 5405W to 4615N 5335W
to 4620N 5245W to 4830N 5055W to 5200N 5025W to 5505N 5250W to 5800N
5700W then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Difficult
ice conditions in the pack ice today and Wednesday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5645W to 4030N 5200W to 4100N 4645W to 4745N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5021N 6239W to Anticosti Island near 4914N 6156W then from Anticosti
Island near 4910N 6225W to Newfoundland near 4737N 5914W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM 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

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM 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.

Special ice warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 April 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 3:00 AM NDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today high located over the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday high located southeast of the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday trough located over the St. Lawrence
River.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NDT 26 April 2017 A trough of low pressure over Quebec will approach Gulf waters today
before crossing the Belle Isle Bank tonight. 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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