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Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 30 near noon then backing to southwest 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 overnight and to variable 10 to 15 Thursday morning.

Snow changing to flurries this evening and ending Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this morning and ending overnight.

Temperatures minus 3 falling to minus 8 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 January 2021
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday 2 tenths new ice except 3 tenths grey ice in the northern section. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths new ice except 3 tenths grey ice in the northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 19 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

'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 - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

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 3:30 AM NST 20 January 2021 Today At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 968 mb located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 984 mb located over central Labrador
Coast.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 1012 mb located off the East Coast of
the U.S.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located south of Laurentian
Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM NST 20 January 2021 A low pressure system over the Funk Island Bank will move to lie over
Belle Isle Bank this afternoon then track northwestwards towards the
Labrador coast tonight. Strong to gale force east or northeasterlies
ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its
wake.

Meanwhile, a second intensifying low pressure will develop off the
Eastern Seaboard today and track across the Grand Banks on Thursday.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterly winds will develop ahead of
the low and shift to gale to storm force west to northwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle
- eastern half, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk
Island Bank.

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

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