South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 December 2014

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 this evening then increasing to north 20 to 25 Friday morning. Wind increasing to north 30 Friday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections Friday.

Temperatures minus 5 to plus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 December 2014
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight then building to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

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

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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

Bergy water.


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

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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 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.


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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 AM NST 18 December 2014 A ridge of high pressure over Labrador will remain nearly stationary
and gradually weaken today. 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 until tonight.

A second low pressure system over Southwestern Nova Scotia will track
northeastwards to cross Newfoundland on Friday morning. Strong to
gale force northerlies will develop over southernmost waters ahead of
this system late in the day on Friday.

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

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