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East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 11 December 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots veering to west 15 to 20 this evening then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to north 25 Tuesday morning and to northwest 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Snow beginning overnight changing to flurries Tuesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 11 December 2023

East Labrador Sea - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 4 Tuesday evening.

East Labrador Sea - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 5 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 11 December 2023
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots backing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5039N 5607W to 5102N 5505W
to 5348N 5518W to 5559N 5947W to 6031N 6404W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 11 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5240N 5548W to 5430N 5230W to 5545N 5230W to 5830N 5700W to
6050N 5630W to 5850N 4540W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 11 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 4:00 PM NST 11 December 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 990 mb located over New
By 4:00 p.m. NST Tuesday low 980 mb located east of the Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM NST 11 December 2023 A low pressure system over New Brunswick will intensify as it tracks
across Southeastern Labrador tonight before moving east of the marine
district Tuesday afternoon. Gale force southerly winds will develop
over extreme southern waters south of the track of the low tonight.
On Tuesday winds will shift to strong to gale force north to
northwesterlies over most waters in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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