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Strait of Belle Isle

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to northeast 25 this evening and to variable 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon except north 20 over eastern sections.

Snow ending Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray today and early this evening.

Temperatures minus 9 rising to minus 4 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2020
Sunday Wind light increasing to northeast 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind south 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Special 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 Saturday in the pack ice in southwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice 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 Coverage

Special 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
Saturday in the pack ice in southwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4725N 5242W to 4625N 4625W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 4930W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5137N 5641W to Newfoundland near 5124N 5629W.

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 10:00 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.

Special ice warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Cabot Strait.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday trough located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:39 AM NST 28 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over the Cabot Strait will cross
Newfoundland today to lie on an east-west line over the Great
Northern Peninsula tonight. Gale force easterlies ahead of the trough
today will 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 gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that all freezing spray warnings
have ended.

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