Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 16 December 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 after midnight. Wind northwest 25 Sunday.

Flurries beginning late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning after midnight.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 falling to minus 12 to minus 8 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 16 December 2017
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind west 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4630W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 16 December 2017

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 8:26 PM NST 16 December 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 960 mb located 100 miles east of the
Avalon Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 955 mb located south of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 974 mb located over Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Sunday dissipating low located over southern
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:54 PM NST 16 December 2017 An intense low pressure system about 100 miles east of the Avalon
Peninsula will move to lie northeast of the marine district
overnight, and then continue northeastward on Sunday. North of the
low, gale to storm force northeasterlies will shift to gale to storm
force northwesterlies. To its south, gale to storm force southerlies
veer to storm to hurricane force west to northwesterlies. Winds will
diminish to strong to gale force west to northwesterlies by Sunday
morning.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for the South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and
south, and the Northern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect for
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Funk Island Bank and the
Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Strait of Belle Isle, and Gulf waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast and
Belle Isle Bank.

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