Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 23 March 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northeast 25 knots and locally gusts to 35 along the coast. Wind diminishing to northeast 15 to 20 near noon and to light this evening. Wind increasing to west 15 late overnight and to southwest 25 near noon Sunday.

Flurries or showers ending late overnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 23 March 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2019
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. 4 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the western and southern sections. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice in the western section today continuing Sunday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4910N 5230W
to 5010N 5055W to 4615N 4655W to 4700N 4440W to 5030N 4745W to 5400N
5000W to 5535N 5205W to 5620N 5610W to 5800N 5800W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

4 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice in the western and southern sections. Strong
ice pressure in the pack ice in the western section today continuing
Sunday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4110N 5110W to 4135N 4900W to 4600N 4150W to 4900N
4215W to 5650N 5400W to 6020N 5900W to 6200N 5630W to 5740N 4820W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5037N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4942N 5754W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Special ice warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019

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 NDT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today low 981 mb located over New Brunswick.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 978 mb located over Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today deepening low 992 mb located over Laurentian
Fan.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 970 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM NDT 23 March 2019 A low pressure system located over New Brunswick will track
northeastwards over the Maritimes today. Strong to gale force
southeasterly winds will diminish to strong southerlies today over
most waters as the low broadens.

A secondary low pressure system will form near Laurentian Fan this
afternoon then rapidly deepen as it moves northward tonight. Strong
to gale force southerlies will persist over southeastern waters today
and tonight as a result of this feature.

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

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