South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 29 April 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots except southwest 35 over southern sections today. Wind becoming northeast 25 to 35 near midnight then becoming northeast 25 late overnight. Wind backing to northwest 25 Saturday afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

Snow and rain changing to a few flurries or showers this evening and ending Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 29 April 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 to 8 near noon then subsiding to 4 to 6 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Saturday morning and to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 29 April 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 8 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5140W to
5140N 4950W to 5520N 5215W to 5605N 5520W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4644N 5305W to 4400N 4945W to 4400N 4745W to 4515N 4245W to 4700N
4130W to 4845N 4215W to 5000N 4315W to 5300N 4730W to 5600N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5119N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 29 April 2016

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 980 mb located east of
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT today low 977 mb located over southwestern
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 AM NDT 29 April 2016 A low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea will intensify as it
moves southwestwards towards the South Labrador Coast today. Strong
to gale force northeast to northwesterlies will spread across the
marine district today ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for the South Labrador Coast.

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