Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 January 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots except northwest 25 to 35 over northeastern sections late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near midnight then increasing to southeast 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 Wednesday morning and to southeast 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning late overnight changing to rain Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray this evening. A risk of freezing spray over northwestern sections Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 5 rising to minus 1 to plus 3 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots veering to northwest 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 7 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice in the western section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5015N 5425W to 4950N 5210W to 5400N 5140W to 5720N 5735W to 5800N
5830W then northwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white
ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5015N 5425W to 4950N 5210W to 5400N 5140W to 5720N 5735W to 5800N
5830W then northwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 3:30 PM NST 23 January 2018

'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 3:30 PM NST 23 January 2018

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 NST 23 January 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located northeast of
the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 986 mb located over New Brunswick.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 976 mb located north of Anticosti
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:28 PM NST 23 January 2018 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain
nearly stationary today as a ridge of high pressure builds in over
Newfoundland. Strong west to northwesterlies between these two
features will continue to diminish as the ridge becomes the dominant
feature.

Another low is expected to track through the Gulf of St. Lawrence on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop tonight
ahead of the low and veer to strong to gale force southwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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

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