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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 knots and locally gusts to 45 along the coast late this morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 this afternoon then veering to southwest 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 35 late overnight. Wind southwest 35 Monday.

Freezing rain or rain becoming rain near noon then flurries overnight. Fog patches forming this afternoon and dissipating near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning near noon Monday.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 5 this evening then falling to minus 5 near noon Monday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 15 December 2019

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 15 December 2019
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 2 tenths new ice in sheltered bays along parts of the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 4940N 5325W
to 5005N 5510W to 5310N 5510W to 5445N 5635W to 5605N 5950W to 5935N
6250W to 6045N 6245W then northeastward. Sea ice southwest then west
of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths new ice in sheltered bays along parts of
the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 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 10:00 AM NST 15 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 10:00 AM NST 15 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 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday trough located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday approaching trough located on a line
north-south over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:43 AM NST 15 December 2019 A trough of low pressure over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will slowly
track northward across the marine district today. Strong to gale
force east to southeasterlies ahead of the trough will shift to
strong to gale force south to southwesterlies in its wake.

A second trough will approach from the west on Monday. Strong to gale
force south to southwesterlies will increase to gale to storm force
westerlies overnight and Monday with this feature.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast, and East Coast -
Cape St. Francis and south. 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 and Gulf waters.

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