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Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 06 February 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming light Tuesday morning then increasing to south 15 to 20 Tuesday evening.

Risk of freezing spray Tuesday evening.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 06 February 2023

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Tonight and Tuesday. Mainly ice covered.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 06 February 2023
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday 7 tenths grey ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N 5332W
to 5015N 5520W to 5108N 5338W to 5328N 5131W to 5520N 5243W to 5633N
5651W to 5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

7 tenths grey ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:00 PM EST 6 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4915N 4845W to 5120N 4710W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 6 February 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the northern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the southeastern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday approaching low 978 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Labrador.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM NST 6 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over the Avalon Peninsula will continue
eastward to lie over the Grand Banks by Tuesday morning. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies ahead of the trough will diminish to
moderate to strong north to northwesterlies in its wake.

On Tuesday a low pressure system will approach from the southwest.
Strong to gale force northeasterlies and southerlies will develop
over southern waters with this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, and the Grand

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, East Coast - north of Cape
St. Francis, and Belle Isle Bank.

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