Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 19 February 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to northwest 30 late this evening except northwest 35 to 45 over eastern sections Wednesday.

Flurries beginning late overnight and ending near noon Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 February 2019
Tonight and Wednesday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 19 February 2019
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except first-year ice in the eastern section and along the Newfoundland coast. Strong ice pressure along parts of the Newfoundland coast today and continuing Wednesday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4745N 5015W
to 4825N 4825W to 5010N 5005W to 5115N 4820W to 5515N 5250W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5835W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except
first-year ice in the eastern section and along the Newfoundland
coast. Strong ice pressure along parts of the Newfoundland coast
today and continuing Wednesday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4715N 4830W to 4900N 4645W to 5210N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 February 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 948 mb located east of
the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 936 mb located southeast of
Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located over northeastern Belle
Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located over southeastern Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM NST 19 February 2019 A very intense low pressure system located well east of the Grand
Banks will continue to deepen as it moves southeast of Greenland on
Wednesday. Gale force northwesterly winds will gradually spread
across most waters tonight behind the low.

On Wednesday, a trough extending from the low will swing
southeastward along the northeastern edge of the district spreading
storm force northwesterlies to northern and eastern waters.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and Northern 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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