South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 09 December 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to northwest 35 to 45 Saturday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 1.


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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 50 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 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 9:30 PM 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 9:30 PM NST 9 December 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating trough located over the Mid
Labrador Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 959 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Saturday low 954 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM NST 9 December 2016 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will slowly
drift southwestward to lie northeast of Nain later this evening.
Gale force northerlies will persist over waters to the northwest of
this feature.

An intense low pressure system east of Belle Isle 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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