South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 31 May 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 knots backing to northwest 20 to 25 this evening then increasing to northwest 35 Wednesday afternoon.

A few showers and flurries beginning late overnight.

Temperatures zero to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 31 May 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 31 May 2016
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots veering to north 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 31 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 31 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 6 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 31 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5330N 5600W to 5400N 5300W to
5510N 5300W to 5610N 5700W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 31 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5330N 5600W to 5400N 5300W to
5510N 5300W to 5610N 5700W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 May 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 May estimated from Newfoundland near
4656N 5402W to 4215N 5000W to 4215N 4800W to 4315N 4430W to 4545N
3700W to 4730N 3700W to 5300N 4715W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 May estimated from Quebec near
5016N 6025W to Newfoundland near 4917N 5808W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 31 May 2016

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 5:18 PM NDT 31 May 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today low 999 mb located over southeastern
Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Wednesday low 1004 mb located over eastern Funk
Island Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today trough from 999 mb low located from the
South Labrador Coast to the East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Wednesday trough from 1004 mb low located from
Funk Island Bank to the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM NDT 31 May 2016 A low pressure system is expected to track south of the district
today and tomorrow. A trough extending from the low through the
Labrador Sea will slowly pivot eastward throughout the forecast
period. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop over most
waters behind the trough late tonight and Wednesday.

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

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