South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 28 March 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 35 knots diminishing to northeast 25 near midnight.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 28 March 2017

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning.

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 28 March 2017
Thursday Wind north 20 knots.
Friday Wind north 20 knots.
Saturday Wind north 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4655N 4740W
to 4730N 4650W to 5210N 5100W to 5535N 5220W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5700W then northward. 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 28 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4715N 5259W to 4630N 4700W to 4715N 4400W to 5000N 4400W to 5145N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 28 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 28 March 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today low 978 mb located east of the Flemish Cap.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday departing low located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
central Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Wednesday ridge located on a line east-west over
northern Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM NDT 28 March 2017 Strong to gale force northwesterlies over southern waters will
diminish tonight as a low southeast of the marine district moves
away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Coast and South Labrador Sea - eastern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea - western half and East Labrador Sea.

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