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Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 February 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 near midnight and to variable 10 to 15 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 25 Sunday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 2 falling to minus 7 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 February 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 1 or less Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 February 2021
Monday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday 7 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice in the southwestern section and along the Newfoundland coast. 

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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 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5247W
to 4949N 5326W to 5347N 5131W to 5803N 5800W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths
grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice in the southwestern
section and along the Newfoundland coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 27 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4635N 4915W to 4735N 4755W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5112N 5606W to the Labrador coast near 5200N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NST 27 February 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

Issued 3:30 PM NST 27 February 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 PM NST 27 February 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over eastern Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday departing ridge located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located over New England.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 995 mb located over the Southwest
Coast of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:21 PM NST 27 February 2021 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
west and develop into a low this evening. The low pressure system
will then move to lie over the Southwest Coast Sunday afternoon.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies over western waters will ease
this evening. On Sunday, the low will cause strong to gale force
southeasterlies to spread across southern waters before shifting to
strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast
and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

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