FICN18 CWIS 291448
Ice forecasts for the eastern waters of Newfoundland and Labrador
issued by Environment Canada at 10:00 a.m. EST Thursday 29 February
2024 for today tonight and Friday.
The next scheduled forecasts will be issued at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 5031N 4957W
to 5334N 4936W to 5812N 5805W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half.
4 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice.
Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the coasts.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half.
Ice pressure warning in effect.
7 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice. Consolidated
first-year ice along parts of the coasts. Strong ice pressure along
parts of the coasts today and continuing Friday.

Belle Isle Bank.
3 tenths first-year ice except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2
tenths first-year ice in the western section.

South Labrador Coast.
4 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 tenths
first-year ice in the northeastern section. Consolidated first-year
ice along parts of the coast.

Lake Melville.
Consolidated first-year ice.

Mid Labrador Coast.
9 tenths first-year ice. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of
the coast.

South Labrador Sea.
2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

North Labrador Coast.
9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Consolidated
first-year ice along parts of the coast.

Northwest Labrador Sea.
1 tenth first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 8 tenths
first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western and
northwestern sections.

East Labrador Sea.
Bergy water.

South Coast.
Open water.

Southwestern Grand Banks
Southeastern Grand Banks.
Ice free.

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
Northern Grand Banks.
Bergy water.

East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis.
Bergy water. Consolidated grey-white ice along parts of the coast.

Northeast Coast.
Bergy water except 1 tenth grey-white ice in the northern section.
Consolidated grey-white ice along parts of the coast.

Funk Island Bank.
Bergy water except 4 tenths first-year ice in the extreme
northwestern section.

Tail of the Grand Banks
Flemish
Southeast Labrador Sea.
Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Contact ECAREG Canada via marine radio for routing advice. East
coast ice analysis charts can be copied on CFH Halifax at 2222 UTC
and 0001 UTC and on VCO Sydney at 1142 UTC and 2331 UTC.

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