Strait of Belle Isle - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 26 January 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Wind west 30 knots diminishing to west 20 after midnight and to light Tuesday morning. Wind 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 20 to minus 15.


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 03:30 PM 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 2 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice along the Newfoundland coast. 

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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

2 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice along the Newfoundland coast.


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 3:30 PM 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 3:30 PM NST 26 January 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 950 mb located northeast of
Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough from 950 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over southern Quebec.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday ridge located from Labrador to Funk
Island Bank.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:28 PM NST 26 January 2015 An intense low pressure system located northeast of the Labrador Sea
will continue tracking northeastwards away from the marine district.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies associated with this low will
diminish to strong over most waters by this evening.

A trough of low pressure from this low over the South Labrador Sea
will swing across the 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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