East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 April 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 knots except variable 20 over southwestern sections. Wind diminishing to south 15 to 20 this morning then increasing to south 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near noon Tuesday then becoming west 35 Tuesday evening except light over northern sections.

Snow or rain ending near noon. Flurries beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 23 April 2017
Tonight and Monday Seas 8 to 11 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 Monday morning and to 3 to 5 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 April 2017
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 April 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 April 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4655N 5335W to 4640N 5345W
to 4625N 5320W to 4640N 5240W to 4920N 5145W to 5015N 5300W to 5200N
5050W to 5505N 5250W to 5700N 5700W to 5800N 5700W then
northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5700W to 4045N 5200W to 4045N 4645W to 4800N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4736N 5909W to Anticosti Island near 5022N 6323W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 April 2017

'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 AM NDT 24 April 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 990 mb located over the
northern Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying trough located over central
Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday low 985 mb located over the northern
South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM NDT 24 April 2017 A low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will continue
to move northwards this morning. Gale force southeasterlies over
extreme eastern waters will diminish as the low exits the district.

A trough of low pressure approaching from the west will intensify
into a low pressure system over the Labrador Sea today and tonight.
Gale force westerly winds will develop this afternoon over western
waters and spread elsewhere throughout the forecast period.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters. Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray
warnings are in effect for South Labrador Sea and the Northwest
Labrador Sea - southwestern half.

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