Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 35 knots diminishing to north 25 after midnight and to northeast 10 to 15 Wednesday morning. Wind becoming light Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of snow ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Wednesday morning.

Temperatures near minus 12.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 after midnight and to 1 or less Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 8 tenths of grey ice in the eastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 5000N 5315W
to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5230W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of grey ice in the eastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs east of the
western iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NST 17 January 2017

'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

Issued 3:30 PM NST 17 January 2017

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 NST 17 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 1004 mb located north of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 1003 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today high located over Labrador.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday high located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:12 PM NST 17 January 2017 A low pressure system just north of Newfoundland will move to lie
just southeast of the Grand Banks overnight. Strong to gale force
south to southwesterlies ahead of the low will shift to strong to
gale force north to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Southwest Coast - Ramea and
east, South Coast - west of Cape St. Mary's, Northeast Coast, Belle
Isle Bank and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, South
Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast and Belle Isle Bank.

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