Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southwest 15 knots this afternoon and to southwest 35 this evening with gusts to 45 along the coast Friday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 near noon Friday and to southwest 15 Friday evening.

Flurries this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 14 rising to zero overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 in the morning.
Sunday Wind east 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.
Monday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 8 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the western and southern sections. Strong ice pressure today in the western section continuing Friday. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4235N 4840W to 4720N 4500W to
4820N 4505W to 4915N 4715W to 5050N 4750W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N
5710W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice is north then west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

8 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice in the western and southern sections. Strong
ice pressure today in the western section continuing Friday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 21 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4220N 5000W to 4220N 4840W to 4610N 4220W to 4900N
4220W to 5400N 4835W to 5650N 5400W to 6000N 5930W to 6200N 5630W to
5740N 4820W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5045N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5745W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019

'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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 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 10:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today high located on a line east-west over the
southern Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Friday high located east of the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Friday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT Friday approaching low located over New England.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today dissipating ridge located over northern
Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:53 AM NDT 21 March 2019 A trough will approach Labrador from the west overnight tonight.
Strong to gale force southwesterly winds are forecast to develop over
northern waters tonight ahead of this feature.

A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the southwest
on Friday. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds are forecast to
develop over southern waters Friday afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Northeast Coast and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Belle Isle Bank.

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