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Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 23 February 2020

Tonight and Monday.

Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to east 15 to 20 Monday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 3 falling to minus 18 overnight then rising to minus 5 Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 23 February 2020
Tonight and Monday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 February 2020
Tuesday Wind south 20 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2020 Today Tonight and Monday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the southern and western sections. 9 plus tenths first-year ice along the Newfoundland coast. Strong ice pressure today easing Monday morning. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2020 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4855N 5040W
to 5050N 4915W to 5510N 5250W to 5605N 5610W to 5800N 5840W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the
southern and western sections. 9 plus tenths first-year ice along
the Newfoundland coast. Strong ice pressure today easing Monday
morning.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4738N 5242W to 4735N 4705W to 4910N 4600W to 5400N 5000W to 6230N
5359W to 5744N 4500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5626W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5610W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located southeast of the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Monday ridge located east of Funk Island Bank.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Monday approaching low 1006 mb located south of
the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:55 PM NST 23 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over Belle Isle Bank will depart east of the
district tonight. Strong southwesterlies are expected ahead of the
trough over most waters while strong to gale force northwesterlies
are expected in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf - Port au Port, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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