Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 March 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind light increasing to west 15 knots this morning and to southwest 25 this afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this afternoon and ending near noon Monday.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 6 rising to minus 2 near noon Monday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 28 March 2015
Tonight and Sunday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 March 2015
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday 8 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in eastern and southern sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4705N
4530W to 4845N 4500W to 4930N 4645W 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 grey ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in
eastern and southern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4830W to 4430N 4730W to 4700N 4200W to 4945N
4245W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5820W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

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 03:00 AM NDT 29 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 3:00 AM NDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 991 mb located east of Sable Island.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today departing low 990 mb located northeast of
Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough from 991 mb low located over the
Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today departing trough from 990 mb low located
on a line northeast-southwest over southern Funk Island Bank.

By 3:00 a.m. NDT Monday building ridge located on a line east-west
over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM NDT 29 March 2015 A low pressure system just east of Sable Island will pass over the
Avalon Peninsula this morning and quickly move east of the marine
district this afternoon. An associated trough over the Grand Banks
will move northwards to the Southern Funk Island Bank this afternoon
before exiting the marine district this evening. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will persist southeast of these features until Sunday
evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, the Northern Grand Banks -
southeastern half and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port,
Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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