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Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind north 35 to 45 knots increasing to northwest 50 to 60 this evening then diminishing to northwest 35 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries tonight and Saturday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Severe freezing spray.

Temperatures near minus 18.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 4 to 6 this afternoon. Seas building to 7 to 9 this evening then subsiding to 5 to 7 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Monday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots backing to northwest 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday 5 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths new ice including 4 tenths grey ice along parts of the coasts. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5240W
to 5020N 5540W to 5200N 5340W to 5440N 5340W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths new ice including 4 tenths grey
ice along parts of the coasts.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 3:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 3:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

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 PM NST 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today intensifying low 962 mb located over the
southwestern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday low 956 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 PM NST 17 January 2020 A very intense low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks
will continue to strengthen as it crosses the Grand Banks tonight
then moves northeast of the marine district on Saturday. Gale to
storm force easterlies ahead of the low and storm to hurricane force
northerlies in its wake will gradually diminish throughout the day on
Saturday as it departs.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island
Bank, and Northern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western half and Gulf
waters where gale warnings are in effect.

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

Marine interests are further advised that high water level warnings
are in effect for East Coast and Northeast Coast.

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