Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 16 August 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 this afternoon then becoming variable 15 to 20 early Thursday morning except southeast 15 to 20 over eastern sections. Wind increasing to northeast 25 Thursday evening.

Rain beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 16 August 2017

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 Thursday morning.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 16 August 2017
Friday Wind north 25 knots diminishing to north 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 knots.

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 15 July 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 15 August 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4730N 5100W to 5200N 4800W to 5300N 4900W to 5700N
5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Aug estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 16 August 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Thursday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today Hurricane Gert 974 mb located at 37.0N
67.4W.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Thursday Hurricane Gert 978 mb located at
41.4N 54.1W.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Funk Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight departing ridge located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 16 August 2017 As of 10:00 A.M. NDT hurricane Gert is located at latitude 37.0 north
longitude 67.4 west, or 414 nautical miles south of Yarmouth. Gert is
moving east-northeastward at 18 knots with a central pressure of 974
MB.

Gert is forecast to track just south of the Southern Grand Banks on
Thursday as a transitioning post-tropical system. A brief period of
gale force northeasterlies is forecast to spread over the
southernmost waters ahead of Gert, and then shift to strong to gale
force northwesterlies in its wake. Gert also has the potential to
bring high swells to southeastern coastal Newfoundland.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southeastern Grand Banks - southern half and the Southwestern Grand
Banks - southern half.

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