Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind north 15 knots except north 25 over eastern sections. Wind becoming west 15 to 20 near noon then backing to southwest 25 this afternoon. Wind veering to west 30 Monday afternoon.

A few flurries ending this morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over eastern sections this morning. Freezing spray today and Monday.

Temperatures minus 23 to minus 15.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 45 to 55 knots.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday 9 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of first-year ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 983 mb located over Funk
Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today low 965 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:02 AM NST 14 February 2016 A deepening low pressure system over Funk Island Bank will continue
to track northeastwards to lie northeast of Belle Isle Bank this
afternoon. Gale force northeasterlies ahead of the low switch to gale
force southerlies to its south. Gale to storm force northwesterlies
to westerlies to the west of the low will persist across most waters
throughout the forecast period.

An intensifying trough of low pressure south of Nova Scotia will
track northeastwards across the Grand Banks tonight. Gale to storm
force westerlies will develop over the Southern Grand Banks south of
the trough tonight.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and the Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are
in effect for all remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle
and the Northeast Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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