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Strait of Belle Isle - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 24 January 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 late overnight then becoming northeast 25 near noon Monday.

Snow. Risk of freezing drizzle late this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 January 2021
Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 24 January 2021
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 20 knots.
Thursday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday 4 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to 5030N 5510W
to 5130N 5430W to 5220N 5340W to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5800W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

4 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:22 PM EST 24 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5027N 5624W to 5040N 5315W to 5700N 5330W to 6300N 5800W to 6415N
5600W to 5720N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5132N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5120N 5637W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 8:00 PM NST 24 January 2021

'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 NST 24 January 2021 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 977 mb located over southwestern
Belle Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Monday low 992 mb located over southern

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 966 mb located southeast
of the Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Monday departing low 958 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:58 PM NST 24 January 2021 A low pressure system over Belle Isle Bank will move westwards to lie
over the Great Northern Peninsula tonight. The low will then track
southwestward and weaken on Monday. Gale force northerlies to
northeasterlies can be expected ahead of the low with strong to gale
force westerlies to southwesterlies to its south. Winds will diminish
over most waters overnight into Monday as the low weakens.

A rapidly intensifying second low pressure system southeast of the
Grand Banks will turn northward to lie east of the Grand Banks on
Monday. Strong to gale force northeasterlies over far southeastern
waters will diminish overnight tonight in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank,
and Southeastern Grand Banks - southeastern half.

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