South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 27 January 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 this afternoon and to light near midnight. Wind increasing to east 20 near noon Wednesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray ending near midnight except severe early this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 4 to zero Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind east 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots becoming south 20.
Saturday Wind south 15 knots increasing to north 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 5135N 4925W to 5430N 5115W to 5645N 5810W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 09:30 AM NST 27 January 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 - southern half

Issued 09:30 AM NST 27 January 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 AM NST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today departing trough located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 AM NST 27 January 2015 A trough of low pressure southeast of the marine district will
continue to track southeastward today. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over most waters will gradually diminish today and
tonight as the trough moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, the South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador
Coast and South Labrador Sea - northern half.

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

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