Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 November 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 near noon then becoming west 25 this evening. Wind backing to southwest 25 late overnight with gusts to 35. Wind southwest 25 with gusts to 35 Friday.

Rain and fog patches ending this evening.

Risk of freezing spray Friday evening.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 4 Friday evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 November 2017

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon then subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 November 2017
Saturday Wind west 25 knots increasing to south 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5205N 5540W to 5215N 5530W to
5330N 5530W to 5435N 5705W to Labrador near 5455N 5755W. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 November 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5205N 5545W to 5015N 5415W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 4730W to
5500N 5000W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N 5000W then

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 23 November 2017

'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 3:30 PM NST 23 November 2017 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 979 mb located over Gulf - Port au Port.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday low 977 mb located over Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing ridge located east of the Grand

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:16 PM NST 23 November 2017 An intense low pressure system near Bay of Islands will move to lie
off the Northeast Coast this evening. The low will then turn
northwestward and move across the Labrador Sea on Friday. Gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the low will shift to gale to storm force
southwesterlies in its wake. Strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies will persist on Thursday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port and the Southwest Coast. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters.

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