Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 January 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to light this morning then increasing to northeast 25 this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 35 overnight then 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 ending this morning. Freezing spray beginning this evening and ending Wednesday evening.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 15 rising to minus 3 Wednesday evening.

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 03:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind light increasing to northwest 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday 2 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice along the Newfoundland coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 5135N 4925W to 5510N 5300W to 5605N 5540W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice along the Newfoundland coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:01 AM EST 26 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W.

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 03:00 AM 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 03:00 AM 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 3:00 AM NST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located north of Belle Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from Quebec to the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located over Labrador
Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located southwest of the Marine
District.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over eastern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 27 January 2015 An intense trough of low pressure just north of Belle Isle Bank will
track quickly off to the east today. Gale to storm force west to
northwesterlies south of the trough will diminish today as it moves
away.

A warm frontal trough, extending from an intense low pressure system
approaching the Maritimes, will move slowly northward across the
Grand Banks today and across Newfoundland tonight and Wednesday.
Gale force east to northeasterly winds will develop ahead of the
trough then shift to strong to gale force southerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect all
remaining waters.

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, and the Grand Banks.

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