Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25 this morning then increasing to southwest 40 this afternoon. Wind veering to northwest 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to west 20 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to south 30 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending overnight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this morning and ending Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 19 March 2019

Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half

Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.

Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half

Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019
Friday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind south 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 4820N 4505W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5900W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 8 tenths
first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 4820N 4505W to
4910N 4725W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N 5730W to 5800N 5900W then
northward. Sea ice is north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4250N 4940W to 4250N 4830W to 4610N 4235W to 4900N
4230W to 5400N 4850W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4250N 4940W to 4250N 4830W to 4610N 4235W to 4900N
4230W to 5400N 4850W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 20 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019

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 3:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over northern Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday trough located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NDT 20 March 2019 A trough of low pressure over Northern Quebec will cross Labrador
today to lie over Belle Isle Bank tonight. Over northern waters
moderate to strong westerlies will increase to strong to gale force
southwesterlies ahead of the trough then shift to strong to gale
force northwesterlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf and Belle Isle Bank.

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

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