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East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 04 December 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20 Tuesday afternoon.

Periods of rain or snow changing to showers or flurries overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 04 December 2023
Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near noon Tuesday and to 2 to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 04 December 2023
Wednesday Wind north 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Friday Wind east 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 December 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 December 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5213N 5538W to 5348N 5518W to
5559N 5947W to 6031N 6404W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 4 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5133N 5531W to 5200N 5000W to 5430N 4915W to 5830N 5630W to 6025N
5305W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5141N 5631W to Newfoundland near 5131N 5603W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 04 December 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 4 December 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mid Labrador Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM NST 4 December 2023 A trough of low pressure located over the Northwest Labrador Sea will
slowly drift southward to lie over the South Labrador Sea Tuesday
morning. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop west of
the trough with strong to gale force easterlies expected east of it.

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

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

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