Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 06 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 early this evening and to west 15 near midnight. Wind becoming variable 10 to 15 Sunday morning then increasing to northeast 30 Sunday evening.

Snow beginning early Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near midnight. Freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Low tonight minus 18. High Sunday minus 12.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 15 in the afternoon then increasing to northeast 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W 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 6 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4500W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 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 3:30 PM NST 06 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 3:30 PM NST 06 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 6 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 956 mb located northeast
of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 1005 mb located over Quebec.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 1002 mb located over the Great Northern
Peninsula.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Sunday departing ridge located east of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 8:00 PM NST 6 February 2016 An intense low pressure system northeast of the marine district will
continue moving northeastward out to sea tonight. Gale force
northwesterlies over northeastern waters will diminish overnight as a
ridge approaches from the west.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west on Sunday
and cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence to lie over the Great Northern
Peninsula late Sunday. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of
The low will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for Gulf
waters, Southwest Coast, East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis,
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Northern Grand Banks.

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

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