Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 21 February 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots increasing to northwest 40 to 50 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 early Thursday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 falling to minus 18 to minus 10 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 21 February 2018
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 21 February 2018
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5250W to 4730N 4850W
to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5225W to 5600N 5530W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice in the
western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5250W to 4730N 4850W
to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5225W to 5600N 5530W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4748N 5248W to 4715N 4845W to 5015N 4700W to 5115N 4700W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5154N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5134N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4748N 5248W to 4715N 4845W to 5015N 4700W to 5115N 4700W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5154N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5134N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 21 February 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 1000 mb located near the
Strait of Belle Isle.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday deepening low 959 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching high located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM NST 21 February 2018 A low pressure system near the Strait of Belle Isle will rapidly
intensify as it crosses the northern marine district tonight, then
moves out over the North Atlantic on Thursday. Meanwhile, a strong
area of high pressure will slowly build eastward from Quebec.
This low will spread gale to storm force west to northwesterlies
Over all waters tonight as it passes and these winds will
Persist through Thursday between the low and the high.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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