Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 22 February 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 30 Friday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 22 February 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 22 February 2018
Saturday Wind southwest 30 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 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. Strong ice pressure developing along parts of the coasts in the southern section this afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4730N 4850W
to 4750N 4820W to 5145N 4905W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5530W to 5800N
5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

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. Strong ice pressure
developing along parts of the coasts in the southern section this
afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4748N 5248W to 4715N 4830W to 5000N 4645W to 5115N 4645W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 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 22 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 979 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday deepening low 948 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today high located over Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday high located over the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:45 AM NST 22 February 2018 A low pressure system east of Funk Island Bank will rapidly intensify
as it moves out over the North Atlantic today and tonight. Meanwhile,
a strong area of high pressure will slowly build eastward from
Quebec. Gale to storm force northwesterlies can be expected today in
the wake of the low. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will then
persist tonight and Friday between the low and the approaching high.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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