South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 06 December 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 knots diminishing to northwest 35 late overnight.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 December 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 9 this morning then subsiding to 5 to 7 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 December 2016
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind west 15 knots increasing to north 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind northwest 40 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 December 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 December 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5335N 5600W to 5430N
5645W to 5545N 6000W to 5755N 6120W to 6025N 6410W to 6000N 6300W to
6025N 6230W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5551W to 5145N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5047N 5900W to 5015N 5835W to Newfoundland near 5023N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 06 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 AM NST 6 December 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 959 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 AM NST 6 December 2016 An intense low pressure system northeast of Belle Isle Bank will
remain nearly stationary today before slowly moving eastward on
Wednesday. Gale force northwesterlies over southern and eastern
waters will spread across the remainder of the Labrador Sea by this
afternoon. Winds are expected to slowly diminish Wednesday night.

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 Lake Melville, the Labrador coast and the Northwest
Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

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