Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 January 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northeast 25 knots early this evening and to northeast 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to north 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this evening and ending Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 21 to minus 16 rising to minus 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight then subsiding to 1 or less near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 9 tenths of grey-white ice northern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 5135N 4925W to 5430N 5115W to 5645N 5810W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths of grey-white ice northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

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 27 January 2015

'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 27 January 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 3:30 PM NST 27 January 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located from Labrador to Funk Island
Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located over Labrador
Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:23 PM NST 27 January 2015 A warm frontal trough, extending from an intense low pressure system
approaching the Maritimes, will move slowly northward across the
Grand Banks this evening and across Newfoundland tonight and
Wednesday. Gale force east to northeasterly winds ahead of this
trough over southern waters will spread northward through the period.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southerlies in its wake
tonight and Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Coast, East Coast - Cape St.
Francis and south, Funk Island Bank and the Grand Banks.

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