North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 December 2016

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 to 20 knots Friday morning and to northwest 25 Friday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 35 Friday evening.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Occasional freezing spray beginning Friday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 December 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 December 2016
Saturday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5335N 5600W to 5430N 5645W to
5545N 6000W to 5755N 6120W to 6005N 6345W to 6000N 6300W to 5935N
6155W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5037N 5610W to 5100N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 08 December 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

North Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 08 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 8 December 2016 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 995 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 991 mb located northeast of Nain.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located from Labrador Coast to the
Grand Banks.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday ridge located over central Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 PM NST 8 December 2016 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will slowly drift
southwestward to lie northeast of Nain by Friday afternoon.
Gale force northerlies will develop northwest of the lows track late
on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south, North
Labrador Coast and the Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

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