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Belle Isle Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2024

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 to 45 knots becoming west 35 near noon then diminishing to southwest 25 overnight. Wind southwest 25 Thursday.

Flurries ending this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray today tonight and Thursday morning except severe freezing spray over northwestern sections this morning.

Temperatures minus 11 to minus 5 rising to minus 3 Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 February 2024
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres except 7 to 9 over northeastern sections today. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2024
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 5 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 20 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5303W to 4925N 5118W
to 5227N 5026W to 5526N 5150W to 5720N 5736W to 6014N 5920W to 6136N
5718W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5303W to 4925N 5118W
to 5227N 5026W to 5526N 5150W to 5720N 5736W to 6014N 5920W to 6136N
5718W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 2:23 PM EST 20 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 5025N 4825W to 5525N 5215W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N
5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5825W to Newfoundland near 5030N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 2:23 PM EST 20 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 5025N 4825W to 5525N 5215W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N
5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5825W to Newfoundland near 5030N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 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 03:00 AM NST 21 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 3:00 AM NST 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 965 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching trough located south of
Nova Scotia.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located over the eastern Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:57 AM NST 21 February 2024 An intense low pressure system will remain quasi-stationary southeast
of Greenland today before moving eastward tonight. Strong to gale
force westerlies over most waters behind the low will diminish by
tonight as a ridge approaches.

A trough of low pressure is expected to approach from the southwest
and cross southern waters late on Thursday. Strong to gale force
southerlies are expected south of the trough Thursday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle and the Gulf waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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