Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 09 October 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 this morning then backing to southwest 25 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 this evening then backing to southeast 15 overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Saturday morning except southeast 35 over eastern sections Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 45 Saturday evening.

Rain and fog patches beginning overnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 08 October 2015

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday afternoon.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 1 or less Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 09 October 2015
Sunday Wind west 45 knots diminishing to west 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 11 July 2015 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 8 October 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Oct estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5550W to 5230N 5500W to 5400N 5500W to 6000N 6000W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 09 October 2015

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 9 October 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today building ridge located over the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday departing ridge located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight intensifying low 1002 mb located over
By 8:00 p.m. NDT Saturday low 966 mb located over northwestern
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NDT 9 October 2015 A low pressure system will strengthen into an intense fall storm as
it tracks across the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Saturday, then over the
South Labrador Sea Saturday night. Gale force southerlies will spread
across most waters on Saturday ahead of the low, then shift to gale
to storm force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except the Southern Grand Banks.

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