South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 02 April 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 20 early this morning and to northeast 30 this evening. Wind backing to northwest 25 overnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Friday morning. Wind diminishing to light Friday evening.

Flurries ending Friday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 02 April 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 02 April 2015
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind north 25 knots increasing to northwest 45.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4855N 4450W to 4935N 4650W to 5550N 5235W to 5630N 5555W to
5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4815W to 4430N 4715W to 4700N 4130W to 4930N
4200W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 2 April 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 984 mb located northeast of the Avalon
Peninsula.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 986 mb located southeast of Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today weakening trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight dissipating trough located over the South
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over southeastern Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Friday trough located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM NDT 2 April 2015 An area of low pressure east of Newfoundland will track northeastward
today to lie southeast of the Labrador Sea by tonight. Strong to gale
force northeasterly winds will develop this afternoon over eastern
waters north of this feature. Winds will shift to strong
northwesterlies Friday morning as the low moves away from the
district.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
East Labrador Sea - southern half.

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

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