Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to west 25 after midnight then increasing to southwest 35 Friday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 45 Friday afternoon.

A few flurries ending late overnight. Periods of snow beginning Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray overnight and Friday morning.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 5 overnight then rising to zero Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Friday morning and to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 28 April 2016
Saturday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 3 tenths of first-year ice in the northeastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5140W to
5140N 4950W to 5520N 5215W to 5605N 5520W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths of first-year ice in the northeastern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4644N 5305W to 4400N 4945W to 4400N 4745W to 4515N 4245W to 4700N
4130W to 4845N 4215W to 5000N 4315W to 5300N 4730W to 5600N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5119N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 28 April 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

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 28 April 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 NDT 28 April 2016 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight low 993 mb located north of Belle Isle
Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday merging low 979 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight low 995 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Friday low 977 mb located over southwestern
Labrador Sea.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight weakening trough located from Funk Island
Bank to the Avalon Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM NDT 28 April 2016 A trough of low pressure from Funk Island Bank to the Avalon
Peninsula will weaken tonight. Gale force westerlies over southern
coastal waters in the wake of the trough will diminish to strong by
Friday morning as the trough weakens.

Meanwhile a complex area of low pressure north and east of Belle Isle
Bank will intensify as it moves southwestward towards the marine
district on Friday. Strong to gale force west to southwesterlies will
develop over most waters tonight or Friday as this system approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Funk Island
Bank - southern half, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

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