Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 29 April 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots veering to west 15 to 20 this evening then increasing to northwest 30 late overnight except northwest 35 over eastern sections overnight and Sunday morning.

Showers and fog patches changing to flurries late overnight and ending Sunday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 5 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 29 April 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 Sunday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 29 April 2017
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 April 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday 3 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 April 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5240W to 4735N 5135W
to 5055N 4925W to 5230N 5000W to 5800N 5630W then northeastward. Sea
ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5719W to 4400N 5700W to 4245N 5500W to 4230N 4900W to 4600N
4430W to 5000N 4600W to 5300N 4900W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4737N 5916W to Quebec near 5015N 6314W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 29 April 2017

'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 3:30 PM NDT 29 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 29 April 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today intensifying trough located off Labrador
Coast.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday quasi-stationary low 985 mb located over
northwestern Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Gaspe Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Sunday trough located east of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:16 PM NDT 29 April 2017 A trough of low pressure currently lying off the Labrador coast will
move slowly northward and become nearly stationary tonight and Sunday
as a deepening low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
A second trough will approach from the west tonight and intensify as
it moves eastward through the district on Sunday. Strong to gale
force northwesterlies will develop over all waters in the wake of
these two features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, East Coast, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank,
Funk Island Bank, and the Grand Banks.

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

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