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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 December 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 along the Newfoundland coast today. Wind diminishing to light this evening then increasing to northeast 25 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 35 Sunday afternoon.

Showers or flurries and fog patches ending near noon. Snow or freezing rain Sunday.

Temperatures plus 1 to plus 5 falling to zero overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 05 December 2020

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this evening then building to 1 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 December 2020
Monday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 December 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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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 Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour 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 EST 4 December 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5210N 5535W to 5335N 5430W to
5545N 5920W to 6045N 6245W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 4 December 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5550W to 5045N 5300W to 5500N 5200W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N
5300W to 5800N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5620W to Newfoundland near 5131N 5604W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 December 2020

'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 NST 5 December 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 987 mb located east of Long Island.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 987 mb located near Prince Edward
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NST 5 December 2020 A low pressure system developing over the American seaboard is
forecast to track northeastward and approach the Gulf of St. Lawrence
on Sunday. Strong to gale force northeasterlies will develop over
Gulf waters and the Strait of Belle Isle in advance of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf - northwestern half, and Gulf -
Port au Port - northwestern half.

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