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East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 03 February 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 knots increasing to east 25 near midnight and to east 45 to 55 late overnight. Wind increasing to northeast 55 to 65 Saturday morning except southwest 45 to 55 over southern sections Saturday afternoon and evening.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning near midnight.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 6 rising to minus 8 to minus 2 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 03 February 2023
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 5 to 7 Saturday morning. Seas building to 7 to 9 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 50 to 60 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5237N 5136W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6120N 5739W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 3 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4855N 4840W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 03 February 2023

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 03 February 2023

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 9:30 PM NST 3 February 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight weakening trough located over Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 973 mb located near
Lake Melville.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Saturday low 956 mb located north of Groswater Bay.

At 9:30 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 952 mb located over
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM NST 3 February 2023 An elongated trough of low pressure stretching from Labrador to south
of Newfoundland will move to lie over the Labrador Sea on Saturday
where it will intensify into a deep low pressure system. The low will
then drift southward Saturday night.

Strong to gale force east to northerlies ahead of the trough will
strengthen to storm to hurricane force winds tonight into Saturday.
To the south of the low, gale to storm force southwesterlies are
expected. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop late in
the day on Saturday in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea - northern half
and East Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half where a gale
warning is in effect.

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

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