Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 05 March 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 this afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 10 falling to minus 22 to minus 16 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 05 March 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 March 2015
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday 9 plus tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice in the southern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice
except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of
first-year ice in the southern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4600W to 5100N 4600W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 05 March 2015

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 10:00 AM NST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 972 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 952 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located over central Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday trough located over southern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:59 AM NST 5 March 2015 An intense low pressure system located east of the Belle Isle Bank
will continue to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland
this evening. Strong to gale force west to northwesterlies will
gradually diminish today as the low moves away.

Meanwhile, a developing trough of low pressure over the Central
Labrador Sea will gradually drift southeastward across the South
Labrador Sea through the forecast period. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over northern waters will develop as this feature
approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, East Coast
and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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