South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 09 December 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to north 15 to 20 knots this afternoon and to north 35 to 45 Saturday morning.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 December 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas building to 4 to 6 late overnight and to 7 to 9 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 50 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4945N
5405W to 5015N 5605W to 5130N 5520W to 5330N 5530W to 5430N 5645W to
5550N 5955W to 5755N 6120W to 6005N 6345W to 6000N 6300W to 5935N
6155W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5030N 5920W to 5120N
5750W to 5115N 5715W to 5040N 5730W to Newfoundland near 5035N
5725W. Sea ice east and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 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 10 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 09 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 9 December 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located over the Northwest Labrador
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating trough located over the Mid
Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 966 mb located over Funk
Island Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Saturday low 954 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM NST 9 December 2016 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will slowly
drift southwestward to lie northeast of Nain by this evening.
Gale force northerlies over regions to the northwest of this feature
will move into the Mid Labrador Coast by this evening.

An intense low pressure system over Funk Island Bank will approach
the marine district tonight. Strong to gale force easterly to
northwesterly winds will spread across southern and eastern waters
overnight as the low approaches.

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 all waters except South Labrador Sea, Northwest Labrador
Sea - southeastern half and East Labrador Sea.

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