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Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 50 to 60 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 near noon and to northwest 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 overnight. Wind northwest 15 Sunday.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate this evening and ending overnight.

Temperatures near minus 18.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 January 2020
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 9 near midnight then subsiding to 5 to 7 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind light increasing to north 25 to 35 knots in the morning then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light.
Wednesday Wind west 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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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 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 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 03:06 AM NST 18 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 03:06 AM NST 18 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 3:00 AM NST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located over eastern Funk
Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 956 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1007 mb located near
Cape Cod.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 18 January 2020 An exceptionally intense low pressure system over Eastern Funk Island
Bank will move to lie northeast of the marine district today.
Storm force to hurricane force winds in the wake of the low will
diminish today and tonight as the low moves away and a ridge of high
pressure approaches from the west.

A second low will approach the marine district from the southwest on
Sunday. Gale force east to southeasterlies will develop over southern
waters ahead of the low by Sunday evening.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis,
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, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, and
Southwestern Grand Banks 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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