Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 16 December 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots except variable 15 over southern sections. Wind becoming north 25 this evening then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight except northwest 45 over southeastern sections overnight. Wind northwest 25 to 35 Sunday.

Snow tonight. Flurries Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections tonight and Sunday.

Temperatures minus 5 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 December 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday morning and to 5 to 7 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

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

Ice Forecast

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

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

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

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

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

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

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.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

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

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 3:30 PM NST 16 December 2017

'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 3:30 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 3:30 PM NST 16 December 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 970 mb located 80 miles south of the
Avalon Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 955 mb located south of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 966 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Sunday dissipating low located over southern
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:19 PM NST 16 December 2017 A intensifying low pressure system just south of the Avalon Peninsula
at forecast time will pass just southeast of the Avalon this evening
and then move to lie northeast of the marine district overnight.
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 will 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, Northeast Gulf, and Gulf - Port
au Port.

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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