Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 19 January 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to west 10 to 15 late overnight then becoming east 15 Saturday evening.

Snow beginning near noon Saturday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending overnight.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 10 to minus 4 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 January 2018
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice in eastern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5325W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5345W to
4950N 5400W to 4940N 5450W to Newfoundland near 4930N 5510W. Sea ice
south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to 5105N
5245W to 5520N 5255W to 5610N 5605W to 5800N 5720W then northwards.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths
grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice in eastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5330N 5615W to 5330N 5200W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 19 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 8:00 PM NST 19 January 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 983 mb located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing low 979 mb located east of
the Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 986 mb located over
central Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:44 PM NST 19 January 2018 A low pressure system over the Extreme Southeastern Grand Banks will
move to lie east of the marine district by Saturday morning. Strong
to gale force southwesterlies to the southeast of the low shift to
strong to gale force northerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, East Coast - north of Cape St.
Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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