Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 18 March 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 this evening then veering to northwest 10 to 15 after midnight. Wind northwest 10 to 15 Tuesday.

Flurries.

Risk of freezing spray late this evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 18 March 2019
Tonight and Tuesday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 18 March 2019
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 6 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure along the Quebec shore and parts of the Newfoundland coast easing this evening. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4225N 4910W to 4805N 4515W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5915W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

6 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the
western section. Strong ice pressure along the Quebec shore and
parts of the Newfoundland coast easing this evening.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4340N 4930W to 4340N 4840W to 4555N 4315W to 4800N
4150W to 5200N 4500W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 18 March 2019

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 8:00 PM NDT 18 March 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight low 976 mb located east of Greenland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located east
of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight ridge located south of the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:49 PM NDT 18 March 2019 Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Southwest Coast, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and
Funk Island Bank.

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