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Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 07 February 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind light increasing to south 15 to 20 knots this evening then diminishing to light Wednesday afternoon.

Risk of freezing spray tonight and Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 8 to minus 4 Wednesday morning.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 07 February 2023

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Mainly ice covered.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming east 10 to 15.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday 9 tenths grey ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N 5332W
to 5015N 5520W to 5112N 5316W to 5324N 5057W to 5535N 5319W to 5618N
5621W to 5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

9 tenths grey ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:00 PM EST 6 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4915N 4845W to 5120N 4710W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located south of the Marine

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 981 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 984 mb located south of the Grand

At 10:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:01 AM NST 7 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over the Grand Banks will move south of the
marine district later today. Strong to gale force northeasterlies are
expected north of the trough with strong to gale force southerlies
south of it.

A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will pass just southeast
of the Grand Banks on Wednesday. Over southern and eastern waters
strong to gale force northeasterlies and southerlies ahead of the
system shift to strong to gale force westerlies as it passes.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Funk Island
Bank, and the Grand Banks.

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

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