South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 19 December 2014

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 30 knots increasing to northwest 35 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 25 Saturday afternoon. Wind backing to west 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

A few flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections tonight and Saturday.

Temperatures minus 6 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 December 2014
Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 19 December 2014
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots backing to southwest 15.
Tuesday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday

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 5930W to 5800N 5900W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5300N 5200W to 5400N 5200W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 19 December 2014

'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 4:00 PM NST 19 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 19 December 2014 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 988 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 980 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today building ridge located over Ontario.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday building ridge located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM NST 19 December 2014 A low pressure system over Belle Isle Bank will rapidly track
northeastwards to lie southeast of Greenland tonight. Strong to gale
force north to northwesterlies in the wake of the low have developed
over southern waters and will move to eastern waters tonight.

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

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

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