Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 05 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northeast 15 knots late overnight and to northeast 25 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Snow beginning this evening and ending Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning Saturday morning.

Temperatures near minus 12.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 05 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind east 25 knots backing to north 25.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4930N 5105W
to 5500N 5105W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 8:00 PM NST 05 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 - eastern half

Issued 8:00 PM NST 05 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 8:00 PM NST 5 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 998 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday intensifying low 962 mb located northeast
of Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:55 PM NST 5 February 2016 A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia is expected to steadily
deepen as it tracks northeastward to lie northeast of the Funk Island
Bank as an intense storm by Saturday afternoon.

Strong to gale force northeasterlies will develop over western waters
as the low approaches the district and then back to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake. Southerly gales will develop ahead of
the low over eastern waters and veer to gale to storm force west to
northwesterlies in its wake. The northwesterlies are expected to
reach hurricane force over the Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St.
John and south and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western
half and Northeast Gulf.

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

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