East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 20 February 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 30 this evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections today and Tuesday.

Temperatures minus 5 to plus 2 falling to minus 10 to minus 2 Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 February 2017
Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 20 February 2017
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the morning.
Thursday Wind east 15 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5248W to 4545N 4715W to 4600N 4530W to 5045N 4630W to 5300N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5121N 5826W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 20 February 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 4:00 AM NST 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Labrador.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located north of Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday trough located north of the East Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM NST 20 February 2017 A trough of low pressure will approach the Labrador Sea from the
north today. Meanwhile, a ridge will remain quasi-stationary over
Labrador. Strong northwesterly winds will strengthen to gale force
northwesterlies over northwestern waters today as the trough
approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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