Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 15 December 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 this evening and to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 near noon Saturday and to variable 15 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 to 8 near noon then subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning and to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W 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

Issued 3:30 PM NST 15 December 2017

'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

Issued 3:30 PM NST 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 962 mb located over northern Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over Labrador
Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today intensifying low 965 mb located over
southeastern Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 955 mb located over northern
Labrador Sea.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 996 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:27 PM NST 15 December 2017 A weakening low pressure system over Northern Labrador will move
slowly northeastward this evening. A second intensifying system over
the Southeastern Labrador Sea will move northwestward to merge with
the first low over the Northern Labrador Sea tonight. Gale to storm
force southwesterlies can be expected over most waters tonight in the
wake of both lows.

A third intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest
to pass just southeast of the Avalon Peninsula on Saturday evening.
North of the low, gale force northeasterlies will shift to gale to
storm force northwesterlies. To its south, gale force southeasterlies
will veer to gale to storm force southwesterlies.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south,
Belle Isle Bank, and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.

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

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