Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 31 May 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 this morning then backing to northwest 20 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 35 Wednesday afternoon.

A few showers and flurries beginning late overnight.

Temperatures zero to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 30 May 2016
Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 31 May 2016
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 30 May 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 30 May 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5830W to 5940N 5835W to 6040N 5935W to
6055N 5840W to 6250N 5745W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 30 May 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 May estimated from Newfoundland near
4656N 5402W to 4245N 4945W to 4245N 4815W to 4545N 3700W to 4730N
3700W to 5300N 4715W to 5600N 4900W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 May estimated from Quebec near
5016N 6025W to Newfoundland near 4917N 5808W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 31 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 31 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 996 mb located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday low 1002 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough from 996 mb low located from Lake
Melville to the East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday trough from 1002 mb low located from
Belle Isle Bank to the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM NDT 31 May 2016 A low pressure system is expected to track south of the district
today and tomorrow. A trough extending from the low through the
Labrador Sea will slowly pivot eastward throughout the forecast
period. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop over most
waters behind the trough late tonight and Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Labrador coast, South Labrador Sea - northwestern half and Northwest
Labrador Sea - southeastern half.

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