Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 25 March 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 Sunday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 6 falling to minus 18 to minus 10 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 25 March 2017
Tonight and Sunday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 25 March 2017
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:36 AM EDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Special ice warning in effect. 9 tenths of new ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the southern and southwestern sections. Difficult ice conditions along the Newfoundland coast today and Sunday. 

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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 Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:36 AM EDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4700N 4840W
to 4840N 4655W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5540W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

9 tenths of new ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the
southern and southwestern sections. Difficult ice conditions along
the Newfoundland coast today and Sunday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4145W to 5000N
4145W to 5145N 4615W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4907N 5824W to Quebec near 5015N 6018W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 25 March 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.

Special ice warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 10:36 AM EDT 25 March 2017

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 25 March 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today trough located over western Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today deepening low 1008 mb located south of
Banquereau.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Sunday deepening low 992 mb located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:23 PM NDT 25 March 2017 A low pressure system south of Banquereau will track eastward to
cross the Southern Grand Banks tonight. As it moves just east of the
Grand Banks, it will become nearly stationary and rapidly intensify.
Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop over southern and
eastern waters behind this low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for East Coast -
Cape St. Francis and south, Funk Island Bank and the Southern Grand
Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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