Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 24 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this afternoon then increasing to northeast 10 to 15 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon and to northeast 25 Wednesday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this afternoon. Freezing spray beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 January 2017
Thursday Wind east 35 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 7 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice in the northeastern section. Strong ice pressure along the Newfoundland coast today easing tonight. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5055N 5145W
to 5135N 5005W to 5520N 5150W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

7 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 9
tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice in the
northeastern section. Strong ice pressure along the Newfoundland
coast today easing tonight.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5030N 5615W to 4900N 5100W to 4900N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5734W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5659W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs east of the
western iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 10:00 AM NST 24 January 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 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 10:00 AM NST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 958 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from Quebec to Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from Labrador to the
Grand Banks.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 988 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM NST 24 January 2017 An intense low pressure system will remain southeast of Greenland
while a ridge of high pressure slowly crosses the district. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies will persist over northeasternmost waters
through most of the forecast period between these features.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force southeast to northeasterly winds will
develop over western waters on Wednesday ahead of this low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, South Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk
Island Bank, and the Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast
- Cape St. Francis and south, and the Grand Banks.

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