South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 28 March 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25 late overnight then veering to west 30 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 9 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 28 March 2015
Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning and to 3 to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 28 March 2015
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water. 

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4705N
4530W to 4845N 4500W to 4930N 4645W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4705N
4530W to 4845N 4500W to 4930N 4645W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4830W to 4430N 4730W to 4700N 4200W to 4945N
4245W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5820W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 28 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 28 March 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight low 990 mb located near Ungava Bay.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Sunday low 983 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight ridge located on a line east-west over
southern Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Sunday dissipating ridge located over Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM NDT 28 March 2015 A low pressure system near Ungava Bay will move eastward
Across northern sections of the Labrador Sea tonight and Sunday.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop over the Labrador
Sea on Sunday in the wake of this feature.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Sea - northern half, Northwest Labrador Sea and East
Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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