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East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 February 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 30 this evening then backing to west 25 Saturday morning. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections tonight and Saturday morning.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 25 February 2021
Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres except 2 to 3 over southern sections. Seas building to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5247W
to 4955N 5334W to 5347N 5131W to 5803N 5800W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:16 PM EST 25 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4640N 4930W to 4757N 4805W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5201N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5555W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located over the South Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing trough located over Funk
Island Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located over northern

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located from the Northwest Labrador
Sea to the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 AM NST 26 February 2021 A trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Sea will continue
southward today and tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies are
expected in the wake trough and ahead of a ridge of high pressure
moving in from the west.

Another trough of low pressure is expected to approach the district
on Saturday. Gale force northwesterlies will develop over
northwestern waters late on Saturday behind this trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, and East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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