Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots increasing to southwest 45 to 55 near noon then diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to southwest 15 to 20 near noon Saturday. Wind becoming variable 15 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 7 tenths of new ice along parts of the Labrador coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5135N 5535W to 5305N 5520W
to 5430N 5640W to 5600N 6025W to 5750N 6130W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths of new ice along parts of the Labrador
coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 955 mb located southeast of Ungava Bay.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over Labrador
Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 977 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 955 mb located over northern
Labrador Sea.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 996 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM NST 15 December 2017 An intense low pressure system southeast of Ungava Bay will slowly
meander today. A second, fast moving low pressure system northeast of
Belle Isle Bank will rapidly intensify as it accelerates towards the
Eastern Labrador Sea today. The two lows will merge over the Labrador
Sea tonight. Gale to storm force southwesterlies can be expected over
most waters today in the wake of both lows.

A third intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest
on Saturday and cross the Grand Banks. North of the low, gale force
northeasterlies will shift to gale force northwesterlies. To its
south, gale force southeasterlies will veer to gale to storm force
southwesterlies.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle, Belle Isle Bank, and the Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Belle Isle Bank.

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