Northwest Labrador Sea - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 27 January 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind west 20 knots backing to southwest 15 late overnight then increasing to south 25 near noon Wednesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending overnight. Freezing spray beginning near noon Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 13 to minus 5 Wednesday afternoon.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 January 2015
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning. Seas building to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind south 25 knots becoming northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots becoming south 25.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots becoming north 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday 7 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6030N 5830W to 6220N 5730W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of first-year ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 27 January 2015

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.

Warnings (Ended)

Gale warning ended

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 27 January 2015

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 27 January 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located southeast of
the Marine District.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line east-west over
By 9:30 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over Labrador extending

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM NST 27 January 2015 A trough of low pressure southeast of the marine district will
continue to track southeastward tonight. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over the East Labrador Sea will gradually diminish
this evening as the trough moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warnings is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the South Labrador Coast, North Labrador Coast, Northwest
Labrador Sea and the East Labrador Sea.

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