East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 24 March 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 early this evening then increasing to south 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 near noon Saturday then backing to south 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending after midnight. Freezing spray beginning Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 3 rising to minus 1 overnight then falling to minus 9 to minus 4 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

East Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening then building to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 Saturday morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

East Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

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

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5145N 5010W to 5210N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W to 5800N 5700W then northward. 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 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 24 March 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 24 March 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 9:30 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 979 mb located south of Greenland.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT today departing low 974 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 994 mb located over northern Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Saturday low 990 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today trough from 994 mb low located over Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Saturday trough from 990 mb low located over
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today ridge located over central Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday departing ridge located east of Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Strong to gale force northwesterlies associated with a departing low
pressure system south of Greenland will diminish today.

A trough of low pressure will sweep across the Labrador Sea tonight
ahead of another low pressure system approaching from Northern
Quebec. Strong to gale force westerlies are expected with the passage
of the trough. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop over
the North Labrador Coast late on Friday behind the low as it tracks
into the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville and the
Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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