Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 20 January 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 late overnight with gusts to 55 along the coast overnight and Monday morning. Wind becoming north 25 to 35 near noon Monday.

Snow changing to rain or freezing rain Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray overnight and Monday morning.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12 rising to zero near noon Monday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 January 2019
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 January 2019
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind north 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20.
Thursday Wind west 15 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday 9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice along the Newfoundland coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4835N 5225W
to 4950N 5310W to 5015N 5435W to 5105N 5240W to 5305N 5220W to 5325N
5130W to 5435N 5200W to 5630N 5635W to 5800N 5800W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice along the Newfoundland coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5500W to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5115W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5152N 5607W to Newfoundland near 5133N 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 20 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 8:00 PM NST 20 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 8:00 PM NST 20 January 2019 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 987 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Monday low 986 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday departing ridge located on a line east-west
over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:51 PM NST 20 January 2019 A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the southwest
this evening then move to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence on
Monday. Gale force east to southeasterlies over western waters will
spread across the marine district overnight and Monday as the low
approaches. Over Gulf - Port au Port, gale to storm force
southeasterlies are expected overnight tonight.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port - southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, the Gulf waters, Northeast Coast,
and Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are further advised that very strong southerly winds
will generate large waves, pounding surf, and higher than normal
waters levels along parts of Southwestern Newfoundland Monday morning
during high tide. Storm surge and risk of coastal flooding is
expected to be highest along south facing shorelines between cape ray
and Burgeo.

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