Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 16 August 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 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 PM NDT 16 August 2017

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

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

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM 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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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 16 August 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4715N 5100W to 5100N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 5300N
4900W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 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 3:30 PM NDT 16 August 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Cape Breton Island.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Thursday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today Hurricane Gert 974 mb located at 38.2N 64.0W.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Thursday Hurricane Gert 980 mb located at 43.2N
50.5W.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over eastern Funk Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight departing ridge located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:14 PM NDT 16 August 2017 As of 3:30 P.M. NDT hurricane Gert is located at latitude 38.2 north
longitude 64.0 west, or 387 nautical miles south of Halifax. Gert is
moving east-northeastward at 25 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 to storm 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 a storm warning is in effect for
the Southeastern Grand Banks - southern half. A gale warning is in
effect for the Southwestern Grand Banks - southern half.

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