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Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 February 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 Saturday morning then increasing to southwest 35 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries ending this afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 6 falling to minus 15 this evening then rising to minus 4 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 26 February 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to northeast 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots veering to southeast 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday 5 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice. 

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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 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5247W
to 4955N 5334W to 5347N 5131W to 5803N 5800W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:16 PM EST 25 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4640N 4930W to 4757N 4805W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5201N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5555W.

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 - western half

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 February 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 - western half

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 February 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 10:00 AM NST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 972 mb located northeast of Funk
Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 970 mb located northeast of
Funk Island Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located over northern Belle Isle
Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south
over Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located from Labrador Sea to
Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:52 AM NST 26 February 2021 A deepening low pressure system northeast of Funk Island Bank will
continue northeastward away from the district today. Gale force
southwesterlies south of the low will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake before diminishing over most waters
tonight.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure over Northern Belle Isle Bank
will continue to cross northeastern waters today and tonight. Strong
to gale force northwesterlies will persist over northeastern waters
as the trough passes.

On Saturday, strong to gale force southwesterlies are expected to
develop over western waters between a passing ridge of high pressure
and a trough approaching from the west.

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

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

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