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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 27 February 2024

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots backing to south 15 to 20 Wednesday morning then increasing to southwest 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries early Wednesday morning changing to showers. Fog patches forming near noon Wednesday and dissipating Wednesday evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries and 1 mile or less in fog patches.

Risk of freezing spray tonight.

Temperatures minus 6 to minus 2 rising to plus 2 near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 February 2024
Tonight and Wednesday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 February 2024
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey ice including 4 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice near Belle Isle. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the coasts. Strong ice pressure along parts of the Labrador and Newfoundland coasts developing Wednesday evening. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4838N 4957W
to 5407N 5022W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey ice including 4 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths
grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice near Belle Isle.
Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the coasts. Strong ice
pressure along parts of the Labrador and Newfoundland coasts
developing Wednesday evening.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:51 PM EST 27 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 4900N 4735W to 5250N 4805W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 27 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 27 February 2024 Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday intensifying low 985 mb located over
the Great Lakes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 974 mb located over northern Quebec.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight building high located south of the
Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday quasi-stationary high located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:40 PM NST 27 February 2024 Strong to gale force south to southwesterlies are forecast to spread
over the district on Wednesday as an intense low pressure system
tracks northeastwards across Quebec while a ridge of high pressure
drifts south of the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank,
and Funk Island Bank.

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