Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 January 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to west 30 near noon then diminishing to west 20 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday morning then increasing to northeast 20 Tuesday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray ending Tuesday morning. Moderate freezing spray beginning Tuesday evening.

Temperatures minus 15 to minus 10 falling to minus 20 to minus 15 near midnight.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 20.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday 9 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 5135N 4925W to 5510N 5300W to 5605N 5540W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:01 AM EST 26 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 January 2015

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 10:00 AM NST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 946 mb located over eastern Labrador
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 950 mb located east of
Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday trough located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from James Bay to Cape Cod.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over northeastern Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday approaching warm front located south of
the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM NST 26 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will
continue tracking northeastwards to lie east of the Labrador Sea by
this afternoon. Strong to gale force southwesterlies associated with
this low will diminish to strong over most waters this afternoon or

As the low departs a trough will develop over the Southern Labrador
Sea and swing across Belle Isle Bank tonight. Gale to storm force
west to northwesterlies will develop over northern waters near
midnight tonight.

On Tuesday, an approaching warm frontal trough will bring gale to
storm force easterlies to southern and Gulf waters by afternoon.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies over southern waters
by Tuesday evening.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect all
remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Gulf.

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

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