Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 24 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots with gusts to 35 veering to northwest 25 this evening with gusts to 35 and backing to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind backing to south 20 Saturday morning then increasing to south 35 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries beginning Saturday morning changing to showers Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray tonight and Saturday morning.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 5 this evening then rising to plus 5 Saturday evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 November 2017

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 or less Saturday morning then building to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25 in the morning then backing to southeast 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25.
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 November 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 8 tenths of new ice in some bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 November 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5205N 5540W to 5215N 5530W to
5330N 5530W to 5500N 5745W to Labrador near 5505N 5900W. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of new ice in some bays.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 November 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 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 east of the
iceberg limit.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NST 24 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 24 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 976 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing low 977 mb located north of
Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located over Anticosti Island.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located west of Labrador.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:14 PM NST 24 November 2017 A low pressure system located over the Northwest Labrador Sea will
continue moving northwards tonight. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will persist tonight as the low departs and as a
trough passes over northern waters. Winds are expected to diminish
early Saturday morning as a ridge builds in from the west.

Gale force southerlies will develop over western and northern waters
on Saturday as a second low pressure system approaches from the west.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, and the
Grand Banks.

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