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Belle Isle Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 March 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 this morning and to east 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 30 near midnight and to variable 15 overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 25 Wednesday afternoon and to south 25 to 35 Wednesday evening.

Snow beginning near noon changing to flurries overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over southern sections Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures plus 2 falling to minus 4 to zero Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 March 2021
Thursday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to south 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4912N 5250W
to 4950N 5302W to 5412N 5131W to 5803N 5740W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths
first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4912N 5250W
to 4950N 5302W to 5412N 5131W to 5803N 5740W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 2:40 PM EST 1 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 2:40 PM EST 1 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 March 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

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 March 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 3:00 AM NST 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 973 mb located north of
Prince Edward Island.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 965 mb located over the Southwest
Coast of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Cape Breton Island.
By 3:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:07 AM NST 2 March 2021 A trough of low pressure over the Maritimes will cross Newfoundland
today to lie over Belle Isle Bank tonight. Gale to storm force
southeasterly winds ahead of the trough shift to generally strong to
gale force southwesterly behind it.

A deep low pressure just north of Prince Edward Island will continue
to intensify as it passes through the Cabot Strait this evening.
The storm will continue eastward to cross Southern Newfoundland
overnight and the Avalon Peninsula Wednesday morning. Gale force
westerly winds are expected south of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and
south, and the Southern 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, Southwest Coast, South
Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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