South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 26 April 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 this morning then veering to northwest 25 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 35 overnight then diminishing to west 20 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of snow ending Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 7 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 26 April 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon then building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 26 April 2017
Friday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 25 knots veering to west 20.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 5 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4650N 5405W to 4615N 5335W
to 4620N 5245W to 4830N 5055W to 5200N 5025W to 5505N 5250W to 5800N
5700W then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the extreme southwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5645W to 4030N 5200W to 4100N 4645W to 4745N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5021N 6239W to Anticosti Island near 4914N 6156W then from Anticosti
Island near 4910N 6225W to Newfoundland near 4737N 5914W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 26 April 2017

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 26 April 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 NDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary low 993 mb located north
of the East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Thursday trough located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM NDT 26 April 2017 A quasi-stationary low pressure system north of the district will
gradually weaken today. Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure over
Quebec will approach the district this afternoon. Strong to gale
force west to northwesterlies are expected with these systems.

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

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

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