South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 22 May 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 30 early this evening and to variable 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 Saturday morning except east 25 over southern sections. Wind becoming northeast 15 to 20 Saturday evening except northeast 30 over southern sections.

Periods of snow or rain beginning near noon Saturday.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 22 May 2015

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday morning.

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Tonight and Saturday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight and to 2 to 3 early Saturday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 22 May 2015
Sunday Wind north 25 knots diminishing to west 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 May 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday 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 Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 May 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland 5000N 5530W to 5040N 5405W to
4905N 5200W to 5125N 5050W to 5450N 5250W to 5630N 5700W to 5705N
5605W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice 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 22 May 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 May estimated from Newfoundland near
4652N 5555W to 4515N 5445W to 4130N 5145W to 4130N 4915W to 4530N
4045W to 4700N 4045W to 5300N 4500W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 May estimated from Quebec near
5019N 6015W to Newfoundland near 4922N 5814W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 22 May 2015

'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 22 May 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today departing low 992 mb located over the East
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Saturday ridge located on a line east-west over
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 PM NDT 22 May 2015 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will track slowly
east of the district tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies
behind the low will diminish as it moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea - southeastern half.

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