South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this morning then increasing to north 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to north 30 this evening and to northwest 35 to 45 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 near noon Friday then backing to southwest 30 Friday evening.

Flurries ending near noon Friday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray beginning this morning and ending Friday afternoon. Freezing spray beginning Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas building to 4 to 6 late overnight then subsiding to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the morning.
Sunday Wind variable 20 knots.
Monday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5135N 4925W to 5150N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5305W to 4515N 4700W to 4715N 4200W to 4900N 4215W to 5200N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 March 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 4:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 984 mb located north of the
East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 992 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 975 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system north of the East Labrador Sea will weaken as
it moves north of the district this morning. Strong to gale force
westerlies over the East Labrador Sea will diminish this morning as
the low departs.

A second low will approach the district from the south today. Strong
to gale force northwesterlies will develop over most waters ahead of
the low this afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south, South
Labrador Sea, and East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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