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East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 29 November 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots diminishing to southeast 40 to 50 this evening then increasing to east 65 to 75 late overnight. Wind veering to southeast 55 to 65 Thursday afternoon then diminishing to southeast 35 Thursday evening.

Rain changing to flurries or showers Thursday afternoon.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 28 November 2023
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres becoming 8 to 11 late overnight except 5 to 7 over southern sections Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 29 November 2023
Friday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind east 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 November 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 November 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5213N 5538W to 5348N 5518W to
5559N 5947W to 6031N 6404W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 28 November 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Nov estimated from Newfoundland near
5133N 5531W to 5230N 4915W to 5430N 4915W to 5830N 5700W to 6025N
5305W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Nov estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5141N 5631W to Newfoundland near 5131N 5603W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 29 November 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 29 November 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 977 mb located near the Mid Labrador
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing low 977 mb located over
Baffin Island.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 980 mb located near the Avalon Peninsula.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM NST 29 November 2023 A low pressure system over the Mid Labrador Coast will track along
the Labrador coast to lie over Baffin Island this evening. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies will shift to strong to gale force
southwesterlies in its wake.

A developing low pressure system south of Newfoundland will rapidly
intensify today. It will track over the Labrador Sea tonight to lie
over the Northwest Labrador Sea by Thursday afternoon. Storm to
hurricane force east to southeasterlies are expected east of the low,
while gale to storm force northwesterlies are expected west of the

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for East Labrador Sea, storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea, and gale warnings are
in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville, the Labrador coast, and South Labrador Sea.

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