Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 19 December 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 late this afternoon except northwest 50 with gusts to 60 over eastern sections overnight and Thursday morning. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Snow ending Thursday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning overnight and ending Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures near zero today. Low tonight minus 4. High Thursday minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 December 2018

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon and to 4 to 6 this evening.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 19 December 2018
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 3 tenths grey ice along parts of the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4800N 5315W to 4835N 5255W
to 4940N 5340W to 5000N 5520W to 5315N 5510W to 5430N 5610W to 5640N
6030W to 5800N 5855W then northeastwards. Sea ice southwest of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths grey ice along parts of the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5553W to 5300N 5200W to 5415N 5200W to 5500N 5500W then
northwestwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 19 December 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 19 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 10:00 AM NST 19 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 974 mb located near the East Coast
of Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located over southeastern
Belle Isle Bank.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching ridge located over Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM NST 19 December 2018 A low pressure system over the East Coast of Newfoundland will move
into Belle Isle Bank this afternoon where it will stall.

Gale to storm force southwest to northwesterlies will spread to all
waters today in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank - southwestern
half, and Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half.

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

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