Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 this afternoon then diminishing to light this evening. Wind increasing to east 20 late overnight and to southeast 35 Wednesday morning with gusts to 55 along the Newfoundland coast. Wind becoming southwest 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning near midnight changing to rain near noon Wednesday and ending Wednesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening. Risk of freezing spray overnight.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12 rising to plus 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this morning then building to 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 8 tenths new ice except 9 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice in the southern and eastern sections. 

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Ice Forecasts

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

8 tenths new ice except 9 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths
grey-white ice in the southern and eastern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

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.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM 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

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM 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 10:00 AM NST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Cabot Strait.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 986 mb located over
New Brunswick.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 AM NST 23 January 2018 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain
nearly stationary today as a ridge of high pressure builds from the
southwest. Strong to gale force west to northwesterlies between these
two features will will gradually diminish today 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 all waters except Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast,
South Coast, and the Grand Banks.

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