South Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 December 2014

Tonight and Sunday

Wind west 15 knots except west 25 over northern sections. Wind becoming northwest 25 Sunday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northern sections tonight. Freezing spray Sunday.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 December 2014
Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 8 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice near the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5100N 5705W to 5120N 5650W to 5140N 5600W to Labrador near 5200N 5550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5040N 5605W to 5100N 5540W to 5210N 5500W to 5430N 5500W to 5700N 6000W to 5800N 5900W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice near the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5300N 5300W to 5300N 5200W to 5400N 5200W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 20 December 2014

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 PM NST 20 December 2014 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today deepening low 965 mb located east of
Greenland.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 960 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary high located over eastern
Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM NST 20 December 2014 A low pressure system east of Greenland will continue to intensify
tonight then begin to move eastward overnight. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over eastern waters will subside overnight as the low
moves eastward.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Lake Melville.

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