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Strait of Belle Isle - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 18 January 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 20 knots backing to west 15 after midnight then diminishing to light near noon Sunday.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending after midnight.

Temperatures near minus 18.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 January 2020
Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind light increasing to north 25 to 35 knots in the morning then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light.
Wednesday Wind west 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday 3 tenths new ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4930N 5245W
to 5015N 5530W to 5200N 5330W to 5430N 5345W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 tenths new ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 8:00 PM NST 18 January 2020

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 18 January 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 958 mb located south of Greenland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 956 mb located east of

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1007 mb located near
Cape Cod.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:51 PM NST 18 January 2020 An intense low pressure system south of Greenland will depart
tonight. Strong to gale northwesterly winds in the wake of the low
will diminish tonight as the low moves away and a ridge of high
pressure approaches from the west.

A second low will approach the marine district from the southwest on
Sunday. Gale force east to southeasterlies will develop over southern
waters ahead of the low by Sunday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and
Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south.

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