East Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 December 2014

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind west 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late overnight then veering to north 25 Friday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 December 2014
Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5020N 5625W to 5025N 5555W to 5140N 5520W to 5140N 5550W to 5120N 5650W to northern peninsula near 5100N 5705W. Sea ice south of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5215N 5540W to 5310N 5430W to 5635N 6015W to 5850N 6120W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5345N 5245W to 5600N 5245W to 6000N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 18 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today low located over Davis Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday departing low located east of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located over southwestern
Nova Scotia.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 994 mb located near Prince Edward
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM NST 17 December 2014 A ridge of high pressure over Labrador will remain nearly stationary
and gradually weaken tonight and Thursday. Meanwhile, a low pressure
system will track eastward north of the marine district. Between
these two features, strong to gale force northwesterlies will persist
over the Labrador Sea throughout the forecast period.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek, Northwest Labrador Sea -
northern half and East Labrador Sea - northern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale, North Labrador
Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea and the East Labrador Sea - northern
half.

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