Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 17 August 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 30 late this evening with gusts to 40 overnight. Wind diminishing to northeast 20 Friday afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 Friday evening.

Rain and fog patches ending Friday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 17 August 2017

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 near midnight.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 near midnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 or less Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 17 August 2017
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots backing to south 25.
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots.

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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 17 August 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4700N 5100W to 5100N 4845W to 5200N 4845W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Aug estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 17 August 2017 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the East Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Friday low 999 mb located over southwestern Funk
Island Bank.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight departing Post-tropical Storm Gert 982
mb located at 46.6N 43.2W.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM NDT 17 August 2017 A low pressure system will strengthen off the Northeast Coast of
Newfoundland tonight then slowly pull away to the east on Friday.
Strong to gale force winds can be expected around this low overnight
and Friday.

At 9:30 P.M. NDT post-tropical storm Gert is forecast to be near
latitude 46.6 north and longitude 43.2 west and is accelerating away
from the region. Gert is no longer forecast to have any direct impact
on the marine district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast, Funk Island Bank - northern
half, and the Southern Grand Banks.

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