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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 December 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots veering to west 25 to 35 this morning then becoming west 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 overnight then increasing to west 25 Thursday evening.

Showers this morning. Flurries late this morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning near noon.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 14 to minus 9 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 11 December 2019

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 December 2019
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Sunday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 6 tenths new ice along parts of the coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 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 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4945N 5405W
to 5010N 5520W to 5310N 5510W to 5445N 5635W to 5605N 5950W to 6025N
6415W then northwestward. Sea ice southwest then west of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths new ice along parts of the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 December 2019

'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 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 976 mb located over central
Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located over eastern Labrador
Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough from low located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday trough from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Grand Banks.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching trough located over the
St. Lawrence River.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 11 December 2019 A low pressure system over Central Labrador Sea will move slowly
eastward today and deepen. A trough extending southwest from the low
will cross Newfoundland this morning to lie over the Grand Banks by
this evening. Gale force southwesterlies will shift to generally
strong to gale force west to northwesterlies, except storm force over
Belle Isle Bank, behind the trough today.

A second trough of low pressure will cross the island on Thursday.
Strong to gale force westerlies can be expected south of this
feature.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast, Belle
Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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