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Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 24 October 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late overnight then veering to northwest 25 near noon Sunday.

Rain or snow over northern sections late this evening. Showers overnight and Sunday. Fog patches forming Sunday morning and dissipating Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 24 October 2020
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 24 October 2020
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 July 2020 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 July 2020 Forecasts have ended for the season.
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 24 October 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Oct estimated from Newfoundland near
5125N 5530W to 5200N 5300W to 5500N 5030W to 5630N 5100W to 5700N
5500W to 6100N 5900W to 6200N 5600W to 5900N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Oct estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5610W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5556W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 24 October 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Oct estimated from Newfoundland near
5125N 5530W to 5200N 5300W to 5500N 5030W to 5630N 5100W to 5700N
5500W to 6100N 5900W to 6200N 5600W to 5900N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Oct estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5610W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5556W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 9:51 PM NDT 24 October 2020

'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 8:00 PM NDT 24 October 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight Hurricane Epsilon 958 mb located south
of Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Sunday Post-tropical Storm Epsilon 968 mb located
over the southeastern Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight trough located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Sunday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM NDT 24 October 2020 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
west tonight while hurricane epsilon tracks towards the Southern
Grand Banks from the southwest. Gale force to storm force
southeasterlies will spread across southern waters ahead of epsilon,
and then veer to hurricane force southwesterlies south of its track.
Strong to gale force southerlies over northern waters will diminish
to moderate and variable as the trough passes.

Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop behind the trough
and epsilon on Sunday. Over southernmost waters the northwesterlies
will reach storm force.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks - southeastern half.
Storm warnings are in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks -
northwestern half and Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East Coast, Belle
Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Northern Grand Banks.

At 8:00 P.M. NDT, hurricane epsilon was located near latitude 39.8
north and longitude 58.1 west, or about 465 nautical miles southwest
of Cape Race. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 70 knots and
central pressure at 958 MB. Epsilon is moving northeastward at 19
knots and is expected to pass through the Southern Grand Banks on
Sunday as a hurricane or strong post-tropical storm.

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