Strait of Belle Isle
Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 early this morning then diminishing to northeast 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon except north 20 over eastern sections.
Snow beginning this morning and ending Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Risk of freezing spray today and early this evening.
Temperatures minus 13 rising to minus 4 this afternoon.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4845N 5045W
to 5055N 4900W to 5515N 5245W to 5615N 5615W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.
Ice CoverageSpecial ice warning in effect.
9 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in
southwestern section. Difficult ice conditions today and continuing
Friday in the pack ice in southwestern section.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2020
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4650N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 4940W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5140N 5633W to Newfoundland near 5126N 5620W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs east of the
western iceberg limit.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Belle IsleIssued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2020
'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.
Strait of Belle IsleIssued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020
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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM NST 28 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Cape Breton Island.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday trough located on a line east-west over
the Great Northern Peninsula.
At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Belle Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:49 AM NST 28 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over Cape Breton Island will cross
Newfoundland today to lie on an east-west line over the Great
Northern Peninsula tonight. Gale to storm force easterlies will
spread across most waters ahead of the trough today and weaken to
strong easterlies throughout the forecast period. In the wake of the
trough, strong to gale force westerlies are forecast.
Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Southwest Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf - Port au Port and Northeast Coast.
Atlantic - Newfoundland Area
- Anticosti - northern half
- Anticosti - southern half
- Belle Isle Bank
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis
- Funk Island Bank
- Gulf - Magdalen
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Lake Melville
- Laurentian Fan
- Mid Labrador Coast
- Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south
- Northeast Coast - north of Cape St. John
- Northeast Gulf - northwestern half
- Northeast Gulf - southeastern half
- Northern Grand Banks
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Sable - eastern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- South Labrador Coast - northern half
- South Labrador Coast - southern half
- South Labrador Sea
- Strait of Belle Isle
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