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Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 01 October 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 45 to 55 knots becoming northeast 55 early this morning except southwest 45 to 55 over southern sections. Wind becoming west 45 to 55 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 35 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Friday morning then backing to west 20 Friday afternoon except light over southern sections.

Periods of rain or snow changing to showers or flurries near noon and ending Friday morning. Fog patches dissipating this afternoon.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 30 September 2020
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near midnight and to 6 to 8 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 01 October 2020
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15.
Monday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 30 September 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 30 September 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Bylot Island near 7345N 8025W to 7355N
8240W to Devon Island near 7430N 8135W. Sea ice west of the ice

Second ice edge estimated from Devon Island near 7440N 8015W to
7450N 7825W to 7600N 7410W then northeastward. Sea ice northwest of
the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Baffin Island near 7240N 7645W to
Bylot Island near 7250N 7620W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 30 September 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Oct estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5157N 5555W to 5200N 5330W to 5300N 5000W to 5500N 5100W to
5700N 5500W to 6100N 5900W to 6200N 5600W to 5900N 5000W then

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 01 October 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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 NDT 1 October 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 965 mb located over northern Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 975 mb located west of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough from low located on a line east-west
over Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT today departing trough from low located east of
the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM NDT 1 October 2020 An intense low pressure system over Northern Labrador will cross the
Labrador Sea today. Gale to storm force east to northeasterlies ahead
of the low will shift to gale to storm force west to southwesterlies
in its wake.

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

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