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Belle Isle Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 25 February 2024

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 late overnight then backing to southwest 20 Monday morning.

Flurries this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Monday evening.

Temperatures minus 11 to minus 3 rising to minus 6 to minus 2 Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 25 February 2024
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday morning and to 1 to 2 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 25 February 2024
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2024 Today Tonight and Monday 1 tenth first-year ice except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2024 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

1 tenth first-year ice except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 2
tenths first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2024 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 2:27 PM EST 25 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 5000N 4730W to 5250N 4805W to 5815N
5730W to 5935N 5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 2:27 PM EST 25 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 5000N 4730W to 5250N 4805W to 5815N
5730W to 5935N 5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 25 February 2024

'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

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 25 February 2024

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 8:00 PM NST 25 February 2024 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying trough located over Belle
Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Monday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Avalon Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:55 PM NST 25 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over Belle Isle Bank will intensify this
evening. Strong to gale force westerlies near the trough will
increase to gale force southwesterlies over Belle Isle Bank as the
trough strengthens. Gales will diminish overnight as the trough
departs to the east.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warnings is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle
Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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