Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 26 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light Friday afternoon then becoming northwest 10 to 15 Friday evening.

Periods of snow changing to flurries after midnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray after midnight.

Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 6 overnight then rising to minus 1 near noon Friday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 26 March 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 26 March 2015
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 8 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 4930N 4730W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4715N 4230W to 5000N
4300W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 10 to 25 icebergs east of the western
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 26 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 3:30 PM NDT 26 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the southeastern Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 996 mb located over western Labrador.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Friday low 990 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:20 PM NDT 26 March 2015 A ridge of high pressure over the Grand Banks will move southeast of
the marine district tonight and will remain quasi-stationary for the
remainder of the forecast period. Meanwhile, a low pressure system
over Western Labrador will track eastward to lie northeast of the
Belle Isle Bank by Friday afternoon. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterlies will spread eastward across southern waters tonight
between these features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast,
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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