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Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 08 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind light increasing to northwest 20 knots late overnight. Wind northwest 20 Thursday.

Flurries tonight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 falling to minus 20 to minus 14 overnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 08 February 2023
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight then subsiding to 1 or less Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming east 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots backing to northwest 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday 9 tenths grey ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N 5332W
to 5013N 5512W to 5047N 5323W to 5324N 5057W to 5535N 5319W to 5617N
5558W to 5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

9 tenths grey ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 8 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5015N 5640W to 4910N 4935W to 5245N 4730W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NST 08 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 8 February 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 986 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located east of Belle Isle

At 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday approaching ridge located over the

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 PM NST 8 February 2023 A low pressure system over the Southeastern Grand Banks will continue
northeastwards to lie east of Belle Isle Bank by Thursday. Strong to
gale force southerlies will continue ahead of the low early this
evening. In the wake of the low, and ahead of a ridge of high
pressure approaching from the west, strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies are expected over most waters tonight and Thursday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf-Port au Port, Belle Isle Bank, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all areas with open water except the Grand Banks.

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