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Strait of Belle Isle


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 21 April 2024

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 late overnight then backing to south 15 to 20 Monday morning. Wind veering to southwest 25 Monday afternoon then increasing to southwest 35 Monday evening.

Showers or flurries Monday afternoon.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 21 April 2024

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre building to 2 Monday evening.

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Monday afternoon and to 3 to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 21 April 2024
Tuesday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 15 knots backing to east 20.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 April 2024 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 2 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the eastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 April 2024 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5117N 5728W to 5127N 5644W to
Newfoundland near 5122N 5637W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4934N 5429W to
5238N 5222W to 5515N 5156W to 5641N 5703W to 6005N 5856W 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 eastern section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 21 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 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 22 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5013N 6130W to Newfoundland near 4905N 5804W.

Iceberg Count

51 to 100 icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 21 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 21 April 2024 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line north-south over
the East Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Monday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Monday intensifying low 1000 mb located west of
Anticosti Island.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Monday low 988 mb located over central Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:49 PM NDT 21 April 2024 A low pressure system will develop near Anticosti Island tonight and
intensify as it moves into Labrador on Monday. Gale force west to
southwesterly winds will spread across Gulf waters and the Strait of
Belle Isle late Monday with this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.

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