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Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 this morning then increasing to northwest 35 to 45 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Periods of snow changing to periods of rain this morning and ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 07 December 2023
Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind southwest 40 to 50 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5213N 5538W to 5348N 5518W to
5559N 5947W to 6031N 6404W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

Open water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 7 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5240N 5548W to 5315N 5400W to 5630N 5400W to 5830N 5630W to
6050N 5630W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2023

'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 3:00 AM NST 8 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today merging low 970 mb located over Belle
Isle Bank.
At 3:00 a.m. NST today merging low 940 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 938 mb located east
of Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM NST 8 December 2023 A low pressure system over Belle Isle Bank will merge with a deep low
east of the Belle Isle Bank. The resulting low will remain
quasi-stationary east of the marine district throughout the forecast
period. Strong to gale force north to westerlies will persist over
all waters today and tonight. On Saturday, winds over eastern waters
will increase to gale to storm force northwesterlies while winds over
western waters begin to diminish.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.

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