Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 20 January 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to east 25 late overnight and to east 35 to 45 Monday morning. Wind veering to south 35 to 45 Monday afternoon except northeast 35 to 45 over northern sections.

Snow beginning late overnight changing to rain or snow and fog banks Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog banks.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending near noon Monday.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to zero Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 January 2019

Belle Isle Bank - eastern half

Tonight and Monday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight then building to 4 to 6 Monday afternoon.

Belle Isle Bank - western half

Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight then building to 4 to 6 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 January 2019
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind north 35 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 3 tenths grey-white ice including a trace of first-year ice over the western half.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4835N 5225W
to 4950N 5310W to 5015N 5435W to 5105N 5240W to 5305N 5220W to 5325N
5130W to 5435N 5200W to 5630N 5635W to 5800N 5800W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths grey-white ice including a trace of
first-year ice over the western half.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4835N 5225W
to 4950N 5310W to 5015N 5435W to 5105N 5240W to 5305N 5220W to 5325N
5130W to 5435N 5200W to 5630N 5635W to 5800N 5800W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5500W to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5115W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5152N 5607W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 26 to 50 icebergs north and west of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5500W to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5115W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5152N 5607W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 January 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 8:00 PM NST 20 January 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 8:00 PM NST 20 January 2019 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 987 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Monday low 986 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday departing ridge located on a line east-west
over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:51 PM NST 20 January 2019 A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the southwest
this evening then move to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence on
Monday. Gale force east to southeasterlies over western waters will
spread across the marine district overnight and Monday as the low
approaches. Over Gulf - Port au Port, gale to storm force
southeasterlies are expected overnight tonight.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port - southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters.

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

Marine interests are further advised that very strong southerly winds
will generate large waves, pounding surf, and higher than normal
waters levels along parts of Southwestern Newfoundland Monday morning
during high tide. Storm surge and risk of coastal flooding is
expected to be highest along south facing shorelines between cape ray
and Burgeo.

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