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Strait of Belle Isle - western half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 02 March 2021

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 20 this evening then becoming variable 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon then becoming southeast 25 Wednesday evening.

Snow ending this evening. Flurries Wednesday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 10 to minus 6 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 02 March 2021
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday 4 tenths new ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice along the Quebec coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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

4 tenths new ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 tenths
grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice along the Quebec
coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 2 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5745N 5225W to 5700N 4520W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs northeast of the
western iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM 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

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM 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 3:30 PM NST 2 March 2021 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 965 mb located near Anticosti Island.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday dissipating low 980 mb located over
western Funk Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over northeastern Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday departing trough located on a line
east-west over southern Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 975 mb located over western Funk
Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 972 mb located over southeastern
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 PM NST 2 March 2021 A trough of low pressure over Northeastern Newfoundland will move
over the South Labrador Sea Wednesday afternoon. Gale force
southeasterly winds ahead of the trough will shift to generally
strong to gale force southwesterlies behind it.

A deep low pressure system near Anticosti Island will pass through
the Cabot Strait tonight. The low will continue northeastward and
move to lie over Western Funk Island Bank Wednesday afternoon where
it will dissipate. Strong to gale force west to southwesterly winds
are expected south of the low.

Meanwhile, a second low pressure system will develop tonight over
Western Funk Island Bank. This low will track northwestwards to lie
over Southeastern Labrador Wednesday afternoon. This low will cause
the strong to gale force west to southwesterly winds to persist over
the marine district Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

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

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