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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 23 April 2024

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming southwest 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday morning except south 25 over eastern sections. Wind becoming east 15 Wednesday evening.

Rain or freezing rain Wednesday evening.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 23 April 2024

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 23 April 2024
Thursday Wind east 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind west 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 April 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 2 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme eastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 April 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5117N 5728W to 5131N 5623W to
Newfoundland near 5128N 5619W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4934N 5429W to
5249N 5130W to 5518N 5150W to 5641N 5703W to 5903N 5824W to 6200N
5854W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the extreme eastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:12 PM EDT 22 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4729N 5245W to 4805N 4945W to 5155N 4710W to 5445N 4940W to 5445N
4940W to 5625N 4855W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5013N 6130W to Newfoundland near 4905N 5804W.

Iceberg Count

51 to 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 23 April 2024

'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.

Warnings (Ended)

Freezing spray warning ended

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 23 April 2024
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 23 April 2024 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 994 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Wednesday trough located over Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday approaching low 994 mb located south
of Nova Scotia.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line east-west over the
southern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Wednesday departing ridge located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:19 PM NDT 23 April 2024 A low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will weaken
into a trough over the Labrador Sea by this evening. Gale force west
to southwesterly winds over northern and western waters will diminish
tonight as the system weakens.

A second low will approach from the south on Wednesday. Strong to
gale force southerlies will develop Wednesday late in the day ahead
of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank,
Funk Island Bank, and Southwestern Grand Banks.

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