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Belle Isle Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2024

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 this morning except northeast 20 over southern sections today. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 20 this evening then backing to south 20 overnight. Wind increasing to south 35 Saturday evening.

Snow ending near noon. Snow Saturday morning and afternoon becoming rain or snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 2 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 February 2024
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2024
Sunday Wind south 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 35 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4853N 5031W
to 5227N 5026W to 5526N 5150W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6136N
5718W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4853N 5031W
to 5227N 5026W to 5526N 5150W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6136N
5718W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 1:44 PM EST 22 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 1:44 PM EST 22 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
the East Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 986 mb located northeast of
Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located over the
St. Lawrence River.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating trough located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NST 23 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over the East Coast of Newfoundland will
transition into a low pressure system as it crosses Funk Island Bank
this morning before it departs the marine district this afternoon.
Strong to gale force southerlies are expected over the Grand Banks
today in the wake of this system.

A second trough will approach the district from the west tonight.
Strong to gale force southerlies will spread across most waters late
in the day on Saturday ahead of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.

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