Strait of Belle Isle - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 this morning and to variable 10 to 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to north 15 to 20 this evening and to southwest 25 near noon Sunday.

A few flurries beginning overnight and ending Sunday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray ending this afternoon. Freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 11 falling to minus 22 to minus 16 near midnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 12 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 45 to 55 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 tenths of grey ice including a trace of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey ice including a trace of first-year ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located over the northern
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 984 mb located over Banquereau.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 983 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:57 AM NST 13 February 2016 A trough of low pressure over the Northern Grand Banks will move away
from the district this morning. A small area of gale force
southwesterly winds south of this feature will diminish to strong
this morning as the trough moves away.

Meanwhile, a second intense low pressure system will move into
Banquereau this afternoon and track northeastward to lie over Funk
Island Bank by early Sunday morning. Winds will increase to gale
force easterlies over southern waters ahead of this system. Gale to
storm force southerlies are expected south of this system later

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters and
Northeast Coast.

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

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