Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 22 March 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 20 near midnight then increasing to east 30 overnight. Wind diminishing to south 15 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of snow or rain beginning overnight. Fog patches forming Saturday morning.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 22 March 2019

Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 near noon Saturday.

Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less late overnight then building to 1 to 2 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 22 March 2019
Sunday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday 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 extreme northwestern and southeastern sections.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

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

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 extreme
northwestern and southeastern sections.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

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

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

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

More than 100 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

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

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 22 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today low 991 mb located over New England.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Saturday low 982 mb located over the Maritimes.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line east-west over the
southern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today departing ridge located east of the Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NDT 22 March 2019 A trough over Quebec will move eastwards into the Labrador Sea today.
Strong to gale force southwesterly winds ahead of the trough will
persist over northwestern waters today.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the
southwest today. Strong to gale force southeast to northeasterly
winds are forecast to develop over all waters ahead of the low
tonight. Over southeastern waters, strong to gale force southerlies
will persist on Saturday as the low begins to track northeastwards
towards the North Atlantic.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

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