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Strait of Belle Isle

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 10 April 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 25 near noon and to east 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 near midnight then veering to south 15 to 20 overnight. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near noon Saturday except south 25 over eastern sections.

Snow beginning this afternoon changing to flurries overnight.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to zero this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 10 April 2020

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Mainly ice covered.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this afternoon then subsiding to 1 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 10 April 2020
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Special ice warning in effect. 9 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the eastern section. Difficult ice conditions today and continuing Friday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 4900N 5030W
to 5500N 5300W to 5615N 5725W to 5800N 5945W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

9 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the
eastern section. Difficult ice conditions today and continuing
Friday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 4:36 PM EDT 9 April 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4745N 5613W to 4510N 5550W to 4350N 4810W to 4545N 4525W to 4835N
4450W to 5330N 4830W to 5740N 5240W to 5630N 4800W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5012N 6121W to Newfoundland near 4834N 5906W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 10 April 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.

Special ice warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 09 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 10 April 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 971 mb located over Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday low 976 mb located over Anticosti Island.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM NDT 10 April 2020 A low pressure center over Maine will slowly track northeastward to
lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence by this evening where it will
remain nearly stationary and dissipate. An associated trough will
sweep across the marine district today and tonight. Gale to storm
force easterly winds will spread across all waters today ahead of the
trough and shift to strong to gale force south to southwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, South Coast, Northeast Coast, and
Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters.

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