South Labrador Sea - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 01 March 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 after midnight then diminishing to light Monday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Monday evening.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 7.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 01 March 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 01 March 2015
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to north 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20.
Thursday Wind northeast 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4645N 4640W
to 5035N 4645W to 5515N 5230W to 5550N 5505W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme
southwestern section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5252W to 4700N 5030W to 4800N 4730W to 5000N 4645W to 5145N
4700W to 6000N 5745W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 01 March 2015

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NST today departing trough located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Monday ridge located over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 AM NST 1 March 2015 Northwesterly gales over the East Labrador Sea will diminish this
evening as a ridge of high pressure begins to build towards the
district from the west.

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 all open waters except the North Labrador Coast.

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