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Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 24 February 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 near noon Sunday. Wind backing to southwest 15 Sunday evening.

Flurries.

Risk of freezing spray late this afternoon tonight and Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 6 falling to minus 15 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 February 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 February 2024
Monday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths first-year ice. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of the coast. Strong ice pressure along parts of the coast developing overnight and continuing Sunday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4842N 5008W
to 5500N 5049W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths first-year ice. Consolidated first-year ice along parts of
the coast. Strong ice pressure along parts of the coast developing
overnight and continuing Sunday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:25 PM EST 23 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4740N 5030W to 5000N 4730W to 5300N 4900W to 5530N
5140W to 5815N 5730W to 5935N 5305W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2024

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 24 February 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday trough located on a line north-south over
the East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today approaching low 989 mb located over the
Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 AM NST 24 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will drift
eastward today to lie over the East Labrador Sea tonight.
An approaching area of low pressure over the Gulf of St. Lawrence
will track along the trough tonight and Sunday.

Moderate to strong northwesterlies west of the trough will increase
to strong to gale force tonight as the low tracks north along the
trough. Winds will diminish late Sunday as the low tracks over
Greenland.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south, and
South Labrador Sea.

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

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