East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 01 February 2015

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 40 knots diminishing to southeast 30 late overnight except southeast 40 over northeastern sections overnight. Wind diminishing to south 20 Monday afternoon then increasing to west 35 Monday evening.

Periods of snow or rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 01 February 2015

East Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 near midnight and to 7 to 9 Monday morning.

East Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 01 February 2015
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northeast 45 knots increasing to northwest 55 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5140N 5005W to 5505N 5240W to 5625N 5625W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Feb estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5556W to Newfoundland near 5135N 5555W.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 01 February 2015

'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 4:00 PM NST 1 February 2015 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today deepening low 985 mb located over the Strait
of Belle Isle.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Monday low 970 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough from 985 mb low located over the
North Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Monday trough from 970 mb low located over
Hudson Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM NST 1 February 2015 An intensifying low pressure system over the Strait of Belle Isle
will move to lie over the Labrador Sea overnight then north of the
district Monday morning. Strong to gale force easterlies ahead of the
low then shift to west to northwesterlies in its wake. Gale force
northwesterlies will persist over the North Labrador Coast throughout
the forecast period.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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