East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 February 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 knots increasing to east 35 this afternoon except southwest 15 to 20 over southern sections Friday.

Flurries beginning this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 1 rising to minus 2 to plus 2 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 11 February 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening and to 5 to 7 Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 in the morning.
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 February 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 4:00 AM NST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 980 mb located over the South Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the North Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over Baffin Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM NST 11 February 2016 A trough of low pressure tracking northward from the Belle Isle Bank
is expected to intensify into a low pressure system over the South
Labrador Sea tonight. Strong to gale force winds are expected to
develop around the low tonight and Friday.

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

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

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