Strait of Belle Isle

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 southwest 35 to 45 this morning then diminishing to northwest 25 this evening. Wind backing to west 15 to 20 Sunday morning then diminishing to light Sunday evening.

Flurries ending near noon. Snow beginning Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning this morning and ending Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 falling to minus 22 to minus 14 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 January 2019

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this morning.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 19 January 2019
Monday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 25.
Wednesday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday 8 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including a trace of first-year ice in the extreme northeastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

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

8 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice including a trace of first-year ice in the
extreme northeastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

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 less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

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

Strait of Belle Isle

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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