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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 February 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots veering to southeast 25 this morning except southeast 35 over eastern sections this evening. Wind becoming southwest 35 this evening then increasing to southwest 45 to 55 overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 near noon Saturday then increasing to northwest 45 to 55 Saturday evening.

Snow beginning this morning changing to flurries near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray late this morning. Moderate freezing spray beginning this evening becoming severe overnight.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 14 rising to minus 8 to minus 2 this afternoon then falling to minus 18 to minus 10 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this morning and to 2 to 3 this afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 4 near midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to west 25 in the morning then backing to southwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday 4 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice except 9 tenths new ice including 4 tenths grey ice in the eastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5146N 5309W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

4 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice except 9 tenths new ice
including 4 tenths grey ice in the eastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 2 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4900N 4900W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 February 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 February 2023

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 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 954 mb located over
southern Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NST 3 February 2023 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
southwest this morning and cross Newfoundland today. The trough will
continue northward across Belle Isle Bank tonight to lie north of the
marine district by Saturday morning. Gale to storm force south to
southeasterlies will spread across most waters today ahead of the
trough and veer to gale to storm force westerlies in its wake.

Late on Saturday, a low pressure system over the Labrador Sea will
move southward into Belle Isle Bank. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies are expected over western waters late in the period
behind the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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