Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 20 February 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots except northwest 35 over eastern sections. Wind diminishing to west 20 late overnight. Wind west 20 Thursday.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 15.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2019
Tonight and Thursday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice along the Newfoundland coast. Strong ice pressure along parts of the Newfoundland coast easing overnight. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4735N 4955W
to 4805N 4825W to 4945N 5010W to 5110N 4900W to 5455N 5230W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice along the Newfoundland coast. Strong ice
pressure along parts of the Newfoundland coast easing overnight.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4725N 5250W to 4705N 4800W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs east of the
western iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 February 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 February 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 936 mb located southeast of Greenland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday low 956 mb located east of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located over the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM NST 20 February 2019 Gale to storm force northwesterlies will gradually diminish tonight
into Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds towards the district
from the west.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand Banks and
Southeastern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Northeast Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast
which are mainly ice covered.

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