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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 05 April 2020

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots veering to northeast 25 to 35 near noon then backing to north 25 to 35 early Monday morning.

Flurries ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northwestern sections today and Monday.

Temperatures minus 5 to plus 1 falling to minus 10 to minus 2 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 05 April 2020
Today Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 4 to 6 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 05 April 2020
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind east 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 4 April 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice in the western section early this afternoon and continuing Sunday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 4 April 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6030N 5930W to 6220N 5730W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure developing in the
pack ice in the western section early this afternoon and continuing
Sunday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:05 PM EDT 4 April 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5556W to 4500N 5555W to 4405N 4740W to 4600N 4450W to 4900N
4405W to 5330N 4800W to 5825N 5445W to 6000N 5245W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5006N 6140W to Newfoundland near 4753N 5920W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 05 April 2020

'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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 05 April 2020

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 04 April 2020

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 NDT 5 April 2020 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the East Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Monday trough located on a line east-west over
the South Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 AM NDT 5 April 2020 A trough of low pressure over the East Labrador Sea will move to lie
over the South Labrador Sea tonight. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies are expected ahead of the trough with gale
Force easterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville and South Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador
Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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