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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 April 2024

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 early this morning except south 25 over eastern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 early this evening then diminishing to light overnight. Wind increasing to south 15 to 20 Monday morning then veering to southwest 25 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 35 Monday evening.

Showers or flurries ending this afternoon. Showers or flurries Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 21 April 2024

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less near noon then building to 1 to 2 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 April 2024
Tuesday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 15 knots backing to east 20.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday 2 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice near parts of the Newfoundland coast. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the coasts. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay – 44488 West Chedabucto Bay – 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4934N 5429W to 5238N
5222W to 5515N 5156W to 5641N 5703W to 6005N 5856W to 6200N 5854W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6200N 5528W to 6121N 5510W to 6026N
5333W to 6030N 5109W then eastward. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice near parts of the Newfoundland coast.
Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the coasts.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 20 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4729N 5245W to 4805N 4945W to 5155N 4710W to 5445N 4940W to 5445N
4940W to 5625N 4855W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5013N 6130W to Newfoundland near 4905N 5804W.

Iceberg Count

51 to 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 April 2024

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 21 April 2024 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today departing ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Monday trough located over the northern Grand
Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Monday low 1000 mb located over the Quebec Lower
North Shore.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NDT 21 April 2024 A low pressure system will develop over the Quebec North Shore Sunday
night and intensify as it moves into Labrador on Monday. Gale force
west to southwesterly winds will spread across Gulf waters and the
strait late Monday with this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.

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