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East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2024

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 near noon then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late overnight and to southeast 35 Thursday morning.

Flurries ending this evening. Rain or snow Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray today and early this evening. Freezing spray over northern sections late overnight and Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 rising to plus 4 Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 February 2024
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2024
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4838N 4957W
to 5407N 5022W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:51 PM EST 27 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 4900N 4735W to 5250N 4805W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2024

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2024

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 992 mb located east of Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating low 988 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday trough located on a line east-west over
the South Labrador Sea.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM NST 28 February 2024 A low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea will continue tracking
eastwards, then dissipate east of Greenland later today. Strong to
gale force west to northwesterlies are expected behind the low as it
moves away.

A trough of low pressure will move over Labrador today, then track
north across the marine district on Thursday. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop ahead of the trough tonight, then shift
to strong to gale force south to westerlies behind it.

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

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

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