South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 25 April 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to west 35 this afternoon then diminishing to west 25 Wednesday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 7 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 25 April 2017

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this morning.

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 25 April 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 April 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 April 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4655N 5510W to 4600N 5410W
to 4620N 5245W to 4900N 5030W to 5200N 5050W to 5505N 5250W to 5700N
5700W to 5800N 5700W then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the extreme southwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5700W to 4045N 5200W to 4045N 4645W to 4800N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4736N 5909W to Anticosti Island near 5022N 6323W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 25 April 2017

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 25 April 2017

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 25 April 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 992 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight low 990 mb located north of the East
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 AM NDT 25 April 2017 A low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will move to
lie north of the marine district this evening. Strong to gale force
southerly winds ahead of the low will shift to gale force westerlies
in its wake.

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 the South Labrador Sea and the Northwest Labrador Sea.

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