South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 29 March 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind southwest 25 knots veering to west 30 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 20 late overnight.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon Monday.

Temperatures minus 9 to minus 4 rising to minus 4 to zero Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 29 March 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 29 March 2015
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4845N 4455W to 5000N 4735W to 5215N 4835W to 5310N 5105W to
5435N 5145W to 5550N 5545W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4845N 4455W to 5000N 4735W to 5215N 4835W to 5310N 5105W to
5435N 5145W to 5550N 5545W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4830W to 4430N 4730W to 4645N 4145W to 4945N
4215W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 29 March 2015

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 9:30 AM NDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 988 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Monday departing low 979 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today dissipating ridge located over Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 AM NDT 29 March 2015 A low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will intensify
as it moves southeastwards to lie over the East Labrador Sea tonight
and east of the marine district Monday morning. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies will develop over the Labrador Sea this afternoon in
the wake of this feature, and diminish overnight as the system moves
away.

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

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the East Labrador Sea - southern
half.

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