Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 11 February 2016

Tonight and Friday

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 along the Newfoundland coast late this evening. Wind becoming southwest 25 Friday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 falling to minus 15 to minus 10 near midnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 11 February 2016
Tonight and Friday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday 9 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4430N 4915W to 4430N 4715W to 4715N 4515W to 4800N
4515W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NST 11 February 2016

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 8:00 PM NST 11 February 2016 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 991 mb located over the
northern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Friday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday low 994 mb located over the eastern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:51 PM NST 11 February 2016 A trough of low pressure is expected to approach the southern marine
district early on Friday. As the trough tracks through the Southern
Grand Banks, an intense but localized low pressure system is forecast
to develop within it. A small area of gale force southwesterly winds
is expected to develop just south of the low, with the potential to
produce wind gusts nearing storm force. The low will quickly exit the
marine district by Friday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast,
Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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