Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 19 January 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 this morning then veering to west 35 to 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to west 25 Sunday morning except west 35 over northeastern sections. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Moderate freezing spray ending this morning. Moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 rising to minus 3 near noon then falling to minus 16 to minus 8 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 January 2019

Belle Isle Bank - eastern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this afternoon and to 7 to 10 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Sunday afternoon.

Belle Isle Bank - western half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 4 to 6 this afternoon then subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 19 January 2019
Monday Wind light increasing to east 35 knots in the morning.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind north 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 4 tenths grey-white ice including a trace of first-year ice in the extreme western section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4835N 5240W
to 4945N 5320W to 5015N 5510W to 5055N 5245W to 5305N 5255W to 5350N
5145W to 5450N 5205W to 5655N 5700W to 5800N 5800W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths grey-white ice including a trace of
first-year ice in the extreme western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4835N 5240W
to 4945N 5320W to 5015N 5510W to 5055N 5245W to 5305N 5255W to 5350N
5145W to 5450N 5205W to 5655N 5700W 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 18 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5156N 5558W to 5145N 5500W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to
5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 10 to 25 icebergs north and west of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5156N 5558W to 5145N 5500W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to
5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 19 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 03:00 AM NST 19 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 3:00 AM NST 19 January 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 1003 mb located northwest
of Anticosti Island.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 978 mb located over eastern Labrador
Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough from 1003 mb low located over the
Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located over the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NST 19 January 2019 An intensifying low pressure system northwest of Anticosti Island
this morning will move to lie over the Labrador Sea overnight then
south of Greenland on Sunday. A trough extending southeastward from
the low will cross Newfoundland today then east of the marine
district this evening. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of the
low and trough will veer to strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies in their wake. Winds will gradually diminish
overnight and Sunday as the system moves away and a ridge of high
pressure approaches from the Maritimes.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, East Coast -
north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk
Island Bank and Northern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Coast, East Coast Cape St. Francis
and south and the Grand Banks.

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