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Belle Isle Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 24 February 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 this afternoon and to south 35 to 45 this evening. Wind veering to west 25 to 35 Sunday morning.

Snow becoming rain or snow this afternoon then flurries Sunday morning. Fog patches forming this evening and dissipating Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 2 this afternoon then falling to minus 11 to minus 3 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 February 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening and to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 February 2024
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday 1 tenth first-year ice except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

1 tenth first-year ice except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 2
tenths first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 2:25 PM EST 23 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5300N 4900W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N 5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 2:25 PM EST 23 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5300N 4900W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N 5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 24 February 2024

'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 10:00 AM NST 24 February 2024

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 10:00 AM NST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday trough located on a line north-south over
eastern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM NST 24 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will track
eastward across the marine district today and Sunday, departing to
the east of the district by Sunday evening. Strong to gale force
southerlies ahead of trough will shift to strong to gale force west
to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western half, Northeast Gulf,
Gulf - Port au Port - northwestern half, and Southeastern Grand
Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, East Coast - north of Cape
St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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