Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect. High water level warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 50 this morning then veering to southwest 55 late this afternoon with gusts to 65 along the Newfoundland coast. Wind diminishing to southwest 45 this evening and to southwest 25 to 35 after midnight.

Snow changing to rain and fog patches this morning then to flurries this afternoon and ending Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 4 rising to plus 2 this afternoon then falling to minus 15 to minus 10 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday 3 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice in the eastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5215N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice in the eastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5100N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 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)

High water level warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:06 AM NST 25 January 2015complete Navigators in or near this marine area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. 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.

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 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 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 965 mb located over the Gulf
of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday low 942 mb located over Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located northeast of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 25 January 2015 An intense low pressure system entering the Gulf of St. Lawrence will
continue tracking northeastwards crossing Southeastern Labrador this
afternoon. Storm force southerly winds ahead of this low will spread
northeastwards across the marine district today. Gale to storm force
southwesterlies will follow in its wake diminishing to strong to gale
force overnight tonight into Monday morning.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters, and a high water level warning is in effect for the
Strait of Belle Isle and the Gulf - Port au Port.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au
Port, Southwest Coast, East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis,
Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf are expected
to develop along the western and southern coasts of Newfoundland,
early this morning and subsiding tonight. While current guidance
indicates that the highest water levels will not likely coincide with
the astronomical high tide, there is potential for water levels to
increase further if the storm track changes. The public is advised
to monitor future forecasts and warnings, as warnings may be issued
as further information becomes available.

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