Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 18 February 2018

Tonight and Monday.

Wind light increasing to west 10 to 15 knots late overnight and to southwest 20 to 25 Monday evening.

Flurries beginning Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 10 rising to minus 5 to minus 1 Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 February 2018
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 18 February 2018
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots becoming north 20 in the morning then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday 9 plus tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice along parts of the coasts in the southern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4750N 4900W
to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5225W to 5600N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9
plus tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice along
parts of the coasts in the southern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4825N 5309W to 4745N 5015W to 5015N 4715W to 5115N 4715W to 5330N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

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

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 18 February 2018 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 988 mb located southwest of Laurentian
Fan.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Monday departing low 984 mb located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located from Funk
Island Bank to Quebec.

At 3:30 p.m. NST Monday approaching trough located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:46 PM NST 18 February 2018 An intense low pressure system will skirt just south of the Southern
Grand Banks tonight and move east of the district on Monday. Ahead of
this system, strong to gale force easterlies will develop over the
Southern Grand Banks this evening and further increase to gale to
storm force northerlies tonight. Over the Northern Grand Banks,
strong to gale force northerlies associated with this feature will
develop early on Monday. Winds will ease late in the day on Monday as
the low departs.

A trough of low pressure will approach Gulf waters late Monday.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies are forecast ahead of this
system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Northeast
Gulf, Gulf-Port au Port, and Northern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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