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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 February 2023

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 early this morning and to southwest 20 this morning. Wind veering to northwest 10 to 15 this evening. Wind northwest 10 to 15 Monday.

Flurries tonight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate this morning and ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 04 February 2023

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less Sunday morning.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 February 2023
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday 7 tenths grey ice. 

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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 Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques 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 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5309N 5136W to 5455N 5145W to 5634N 5659W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6120N 5739W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths grey ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 4 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4905N 4815W to 5045N 4720W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 February 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 February 2023

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 3:00 AM NST 5 February 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line north-south over
the eastern Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located southeast of
Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over eastern Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:48 AM NST 5 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over eastern waters will move out to sea
today. Gale to storm force southwesterlies ahead of the trough will
shift to gale to storm force northwesterlies over most waters in its
wake, with hurricane force winds expected over Belle Isle Bank.
Winds will diminish to strong westerlies through the day today as the
trough moves away.

A second trough of low pressure will approach from the west tonight
and sweep across the marine district on Monday. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will spread across all waters later today and tonight
ahead of the trough. Winds will diminish to moderate to strong north
to northwesterlies on Monday in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Belle Isle Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for South
Coast, East Coast, Funk Island Bank and the Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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