South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 28 February 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 25 late overnight.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 28 February 2015
Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 28 February 2015
Monday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 50 to 60.
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 28 February 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4720N 4700W
to 5145N 4825W 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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 28 February 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 28 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 28 February 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located south of the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing trough located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 a.m. NST Sunday approaching ridge located over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM NST 28 February 2015 A trough of low pressure south of the East Labrador Sea will move
eastward out to sea tonight. Strong to gale force westerlies over
eastern waters will diminish on Sunday behind this system.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters.

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