Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 November 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 20 this afternoon and to northeast 25 this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 35 Wednesday morning then diminishing to variable 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries changing to snow or rain Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near minus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 November 2018

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 near midnight and to 3 Wednesday morning.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 late overnight then subsiding to 1 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 November 2018
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to north 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5345N 5625W to 5435N 5705W to
5555N 6005W to 5750N 6135W to 6005N 6335W to 6040N 6245W then
northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5537W to 5100N 5330W to 5100N 5000W to 5300N 5000W to
5600N 5200W to 5730N 5700W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 November 2018

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 10:00 AM NST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located over the Southwest Coast
of Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over eastern Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 1003 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday deepening low 979 mb located over
northwestern Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM NST 20 November 2018 A trough of low pressure over the Southwest Coast will stall over
Eastern Newfoundland later today and Wednesday. Strong to gale force
southerlies will spread across southeastern waters today ahead of the

A low pressure system will approach the marine district from the
southwest tonight before crossing Western Newfoundland on Wednesday.
Gale force northeasterlies will develop on Wednesday ahead of the
low, with gale force west to southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except East Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Belle Isle Bank.

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