East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 12 December 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots except southwest 35 to 45 over southern sections this morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 late overnight and to variable 10 to 15 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray today and tonight.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 11 December 2017
Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 12 December 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 35 knots.
Saturday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5210N 5540W to 5305N 5520W to
5430N 5640W to 5600N 6025W to 5750N 6130W to 6030N 6355W to 6045N
6250W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5330N 4800W to 5500N 4800W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 12 December 2017

'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 4:00 AM NST 12 December 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over Labrador Coast.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 984 mb located over
New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 12 December 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Labrador Sea will track southeast
across the district this morning before moving out to sea later
today. Gale to storm force southwesterlies ahead of the trough will
shift to gale force northwesterlies in its wake and then diminish
tonight as a ridge of high pressure approaches.

An intensifying low pressure system will approach Labrador from the
south on Wednesday. Strong to gale force easterlies will develop over
most waters late Wednesday ahead of this low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
South Labrador Sea - southeast half. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except East Labrador Sea.

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