Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 November 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 20 this afternoon and to north 40 early this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 50 to 60 after midnight and to northwest 65 Thursday morning except south 55 to 65 over eastern sections Thursday evening.

Flurries changing to snow this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections tonight and Thursday.

Temperatures minus 6 to minus 1 rising to minus 4 to plus 2 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 November 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon then building to 4 to 6 this evening. Seas building to 6 to 8 late overnight and to 9 to 12 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 November 2018
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 2 tenths grey ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6040N 6245W to 6300N 5925W to 6445N 5745W
then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths grey ice in the extreme northwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5537W to 5100N 5330W to 5100N 5000W to 5300N 5000W to
5600N 5200W to 5730N 5700W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 November 2018

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 November 2018

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 9:30 AM NST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today deepening low 993 mb located over
southwestern Newfoundland.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday low 960 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located north of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 AM NST 21 November 2018 A deepening low pressure system will approach the marine district
from the south today. Gale force north to northeasterlies will spread
across most waters today as the low approaches. Storm to hurricane
force easterlies will develop over the East Labrador Sea while storm
to hurricane force northwesterlies develop over western waters as the
low tracks northwards across the Labrador Sea tonight.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea, and East
Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for Mid Labrador Coast and
South Labrador Sea. A gale warning is in effect for South Labrador
Coast.

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

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