South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 23 April 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 near noon then backing to west 25 this evening. Wind backing to south 25 late overnight then veering to west 30 Monday afternoon.

Periods of snow or rain ending late overnight. Flurries beginning Monday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 5 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 23 April 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 April 2017
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to west 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.
Thursday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 April 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 April 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4700N 5410W to 4640N 5505W
to 4555N 5505W to 4620N 5210W to 5220N 5025W to 5505N 5250W to 5700N
5700W to 5800N 5700W then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4430N 5645W to 4100N 5130W to 4100N 4645W to 4800N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4736N 5909W to Anticosti Island near 5022N 6323W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 23 April 2017

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 NDT 23 April 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 1004 mb located over Belle
Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Monday departing low 992 mb located over the
northern Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT Monday approaching trough located over eastern
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 AM NDT 23 April 2017 A low pressure system will approach the Labrador Sea from the south
today. Winds will increase to gale force southeasterlies over extreme
eastern waters today as the low nears.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea. Marine interests are also advised that a freezing
spray warning is in effect for South Labrador Sea.

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