East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 19 November 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 30 this afternoon and to west 40 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 near noon Tuesday.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 November 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this evening except 5 to 7 over southern sections overnight and Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 November 2018
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the morning then increasing to northeast 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots.
Friday Wind south 35 knots becoming northeast 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 November 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 November 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5345N 5625W to 5435N 5705W to
5555N 6005W to 5750N 6135W to 6005N 6335W to 6040N 6245W then
northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5538W to 5100N 5330W to 5130N 5000W to 5300N 5000W to
5700N 5300W to 5730N 5700W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 19 November 2018

'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 9:30 AM NST 19 November 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located over the northern
Atlantic Ocean.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday low 987 mb located north of the East
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located over the Northwest Labrador
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday departing trough from 987 mb low located
east of the East Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line east-west over

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:10 AM NST 19 November 2018 An intense low pressure system over the North Atlantic will drift
slowly northward to lie north of the East Labrador Sea Tuesday
morning. Gale force west to northwesterlies will develop today and
tonight over the Labrador Sea as the low approaches. Winds will
diminish to strong southwesterlies as the low departs to the north on

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Labrador Sea.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except East
Labrador Sea.

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