Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 December 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind north 20 knots backing to northwest 15 this morning then increasing to west 25 this evening. Wind west 25 Friday.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending near noon. Freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 12 rising to minus 6 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 12 December 2018

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 December 2018
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.
Monday Wind southwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 5 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice along parts of the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5320W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice southwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5355W to
4930N 5400W to 4930N 5425W to 4945N 5430W to Newfoundland near 4950N
5540W. Sea ice south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5025N 5625W to 5025N
5605W to 5130N 5515W to 5355N 5525W to 5555N 5925W to 5805N 6135W to
5800N 6015W then eastward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice along
parts of the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5110N 5545W to 5110N 5430W to 5230N 5000W to 5500N 5000W to 5730N
5700W to 6000N 5900W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 950 mb located east of the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 955 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today building ridge located over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday high located south of the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:45 AM NST 13 December 2018 An intense low pressure system east of the Grand Banks will continue
to track northeastwards today. Storm to hurricane force northerlies
will diminish to gale force northwesterlies early this morning as the
low moves away from the district. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure
over New England is expected to drift eastwards and strengthen south
of the Maritimes. Consequently, strong to gale force west to
northwesterly winds will persist over all waters between the high
pressure and the departing low.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern Grand Banks.
A storm warning is in effect for Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are
in effect for East Coast, Northeast Coast and Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast, Northeast
Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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