Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots veering to north 35 to 45 Friday afternoon.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray tonight.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero falling to minus 5 after midnight then rising to plus 1 Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016
Tonight and Friday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016
Saturday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice pressure developing Friday morning. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5140W to
5140N 4950W to 5520N 5215W to 5605N 5520W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice
pressure developing Friday morning.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4644N 5305W to 4400N 4945W to 4400N 4745W to 4515N 4245W to 4700N
4130W to 4845N 4215W to 5000N 4315W to 5300N 4730W to 5600N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5119N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016

'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

Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today intensifying low 997 mb located over northern
Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Friday merging low 979 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today intensifying low 997 mb located over Funk
Island Bank.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Friday low 976 mb located over southwestern
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM NDT 28 April 2016 A low pressure system over Funk Island Bank and a low pressure system
over the northern part of the Belle Isle Bank will track
northeastwards to merge into one system northeast of Belle Isle Bank
overnight tonight. The resulting low will intensify as it moves back
southwestwards towards the South Labrador Coast on Friday. Strong to
gale force northeast to northwesterlies will continue to develop
tonight ahead of these features.

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 the Labrador coast.

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