East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 20 November 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 this evening and to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to northeast 35 Wednesday morning.

Flurries changing to rain or snow Wednesday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero rising to plus 2 Wednesday evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 November 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres except 5 to 7 over southern sections this morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning then building to 4 to 6 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 20 November 2018
Thursday Wind east 65 knots veering to south 55 to 65 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 35 knots backing to east 35.
Saturday Wind east 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


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 20 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 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 986 mb located north of Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 1000 mb located north of Labrador

At 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 997 mb located over
Nova Scotia.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over the
Quebec Lower North Shore.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from the East Coast of
the U.S. to the Torngat Mountains.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 AM NST 20 November 2018 A low pressure system near the northern boundary of the Labrador Sea
will drift slowly northward today. Strong to gale force westerlies
will gradually diminish today and tonight as the low moves away and a
ridge of high pressure builds in from the south.

A second low pressure will approach the marine district from the
south on Wednesday. Gale to storm force north to northeasterlies will
spread across the all waters on Wednesday ahead of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except East Labrador Sea.

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