South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 April 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this morning then increasing to southeast 20 late overnight. Wind veering to southwest 15 Saturday evening.

Snow beginning late overnight changing to a few showers or flurries and fog patches Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 4 to zero rising to plus 2 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 28 April 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 April 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the morning.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 April 2017 Today Tonight and Friday 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 27 April 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4735N 5135W
to 5045N 5135W to 5155N 4935W to 5800N 5630W then northeastward. 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 27 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5719W to 4400N 5700W to 4245N 5500W to 4230N 4535W to 4745N
4215W to 5115N 4500W to 5300N 4930W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Apr Quebec near 5021N 6239W to
Anticosti Island near 4914N 6156W then from Anticosti Island near
4910N 6225W to Newfoundland near 4737N 5914W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 28 April 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary low 976 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Lake Melville.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM NDT 28 April 2017 A low pressure system southeast of Greenland will slowly move
eastwards today. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure over Labrador
will move to lie over the Labrador Sea by this afternoon. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies over the East Labrador Sea will ease this
morning as the low moves away and the ridge approaches.

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

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

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