Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 February 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near noon then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Monday afternoon.

Periods of snow beginning Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon. Freezing spray beginning Monday evening.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12 rising to minus 10 to minus 4 Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 February 2018
Today Tonight and Monday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 February 2018
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northeast 20 knots.
Thursday Wind east 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday 9 plus tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the extreme southeastern section and along the Newfoundland coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4645N 5045W
to 4655N 4730W to 5130N 4845W to 5455N 5210W to 5600N 5530W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9
plus tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the
extreme southeastern section and along the Newfoundland coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5309W to 4645N 4800W to 5000N 4630W to 5115N 4630W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 February 2018

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 10:00 AM NST 25 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 975 mb located southeast
of the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 962 mb located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today high 1036 mb located north of Anticosti
Island.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Monday high 1031 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located on a line east-west
over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM NST 25 February 2018 A low pressure system southeast of the Grand Banks will continue to
slowly move southeastward and intensify today. Meanwhile, a trough of
low pressure over the Funk Island Bank will track southeastwards and
merge with the low this afternoon.

Strong to gale force north to northwesterlies will continue over
eastern waters in the wake of both systems, diminishing throughout
the day as a ridge builds in from the west.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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