East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 13 December 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots except east 25 over southern sections tonight. Wind increasing to east 30 late overnight and to east 40 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to east 50 near noon Thursday then diminishing to south 35 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Snow beginning Thursday morning and changing to rain Thursday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero rising to plus 2 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 13 December 2017

East Labrador Sea - northern half

Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon Thursday and to 5 to 7 Thursday evening.

East Labrador Sea - southern half

Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 6 to 8 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 13 December 2017
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to east 40 to 50 in the afternoon then veering to south 40 to 50 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind south 20 knots becoming northeast 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 December 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 December 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5135N 5535W to 5305N 5520W
to 5430N 5640W to 5600N 6025W to 5750N 6130W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 13 December 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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 13 December 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 974 mb located over New
Brunswick.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday low 965 mb located over western Labrador.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough from 974 mb low located over the
Maritimes.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday trough from 965 mb low located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing ridge located east of Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM NST 13 December 2017 A low pressure system over the Gaspé Peninsula will intensify as it
moves to lie over Western Labrador tonight then remain nearly
stationary. A warm front associated with the low will move to lie
over the Labrador Sea by Thursday afternoon. Strong to gale force
easterlies will spread northward tonight ahead of the low and
increase to gale to storm force as the warm front approaches.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southerlies behind the warm
front.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea,
Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half, and East Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville and Mid Labrador Coast.

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