Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 December 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 25 this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 Tuesday morning.

A few flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 8 rising to zero Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 December 2017

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 December 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southwest 35.
Friday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Open water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5100W to 5400N 4800W to 5500N 4800W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 December 2017

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 18 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 962 mb located east
of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today high located over Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday high located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM NST 18 December 2017 An intense low pressure system east of Greenland will remain nearly
stationary as a ridge of high pressure approaches the district from
the west today. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will diminish to
moderate to strong in the vicinity of the ridge.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast - north of
Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk Island
Bank.

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