North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 15 December 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 early this evening then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind increasing to northwest 35 to 45 Saturday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 7 to minus 3 rising to minus 3 to zero this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 15 December 2017
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight then building to 5 to 7 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 9 tenths of new ice including 1 tenth of grey ice along parts of the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of new ice including 1 tenth of grey ice
along parts of the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 15 December 2017

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 15 December 2017

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 4:00 PM NST 15 December 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 962 mb located over northern Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over the
Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 965 mb located over the
southern East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 955 mb located over the
Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM NST 15 December 2017 A weakening low pressure system over Northern Labrador will move
slowly northeastward this evening. A second intensifying system over
the East Labrador Sea will move northwestward to merge with the first
low over the Northwest Labrador Sea tonight. Storm force
southeasterlies over easternmost waters will diminish to strong to
gale force southwesterlies Saturday morning, while gale force
northwesterlies will develop west of the merged system tonight.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies will persist through the
forecast period over most remaining waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
East 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 the East Labrador Sea.

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