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Strait of Belle Isle

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 25 April 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 this morning and to southwest 35 this afternoon with gusts to 45 along the Newfoundland coast this evening. Wind diminishing to west 20 overnight and to west 10 to 15 Friday morning. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 20 Friday afternoon.

Rain or freezing rain ending this morning. Flurries tonight.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 25 April 2024

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Friday morning and to 1 or less Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 25 April 2024
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 April 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 1 tenth first-year ice along parts of the coast near Cape Bauld. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 April 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

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 1 tenth first-year ice along parts of the coast
near Cape Bauld.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:28 PM EDT 24 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4729N 5245W to 4805N 4945W to 5115N 4635W to 5615N 5010W to 5740N
5210W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 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 03:00 AM NDT 25 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 25 April 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 1001 mb located over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 994 mb located over Labrador Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today low 1000 mb located over Anticosti Island.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight dissipating low 1004 mb located over the
Strait of Belle Isle.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight approaching ridge located south of the
Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:50 AM NDT 25 April 2024 A low pressure system over Newfoundland will track northward to lie
over the Labrador Sea Friday morning. Meanwhile, a second low
pressure system will develop over Anticosti Island this morning and
track through the Gulf waters before dissipating over the Strait of
Belle Isle this evening. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterlies over most waters will diminish to light to moderate
winds as a ridge of high pressure builds over the region on Friday.

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

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