Strait of Belle Isle - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 December 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind north 25 knots backing to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 near midnight except northwest 20 over eastern sections Monday.

Flurries ending this morning.

A risk of freezing spray over eastern sections Monday.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 8 to minus 3 this evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 December 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 December 2016
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind west 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5215N 5540W to 5220N
5535W to 5335N 5540W to 5430N 5645W to 5535N 5940W to Labrador near
5745N 6145W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5900N 6310W to 5910N
6305W to 6020N 6410W to 6035N 6235W then northeastward. Sea ice west
and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:59 PM EST 3 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5200N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5116N 5818W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5718W.

Iceberg Count

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

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 4 December 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 986 mb located over the southern
Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 987 mb located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Monday approaching low located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:50 AM NST 4 December 2016 A low pressure system over the Southern Grand Banks will continue
moving slowly southeastward to lie southeast of the Grand Banks by
this afternoon. Strong to gale force north to northeasterly winds in
the wake of this system will diminish today over southeastern waters.

On Monday an intense low pressure system is forecast to begin its
approach towards the marine district from the east. Gale force
northwest winds are expected to develop over the Belle Isle Bank as
the system draws closer.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Belle Isle Bank
and the Southwestern Grand Banks.

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