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Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 February 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind south 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this afternoon then increasing to northwest 20 overnight. Wind northwest 20 Thursday.

Risk of freezing spray today. Risk of freezing spray late overnight and Thursday.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 8 to minus 4 this morning then falling to minus 20 to minus 14 overnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 07 February 2023

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Tonight and Wednesday. Mainly ice covered.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM 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 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 2:08 PM EST 7 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5015N 5631W to 4930N 4900W to 5135N 4720W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 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 3:00 AM NST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the southern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 990 mb located south of the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 978 mb located east of Funk Island

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:43 AM NST 8 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over the Southern Grand Banks will move to
lie east of Funk Island Bank this afternoon before moving away from
the marine district this evening. Gale force northeasterlies north of
the trough will give way to strong to gale force southerlies as it

A low pressure system south of the Grand Banks will pass southeast of
the Grand Banks today before moving to lie east of Funk Island Bank
by Thursday morning. Strong to gale force northwesterlies are
forecast over most waters as it passes by.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf-Port au Port, South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and
south, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island 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 Southern Grand Banks.

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