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Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 December 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 near noon then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to south 15 to 20 late overnight and to south 25 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to south 35 Sunday evening.

Flurries Sunday afternoon and evening changing to snow or rain.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 December 2023

Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 Sunday morning. Seas building to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 2 to 3 Sunday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 December 2023
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 25 to 35 knots increasing to north 35 to 45.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6131N 6330W to 6302N 6048W to 6522N 5744W
then northward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 8 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5240N 5548W to 5345N 5345W to 5600N 5345W to 5830N 5630W to
6050N 5630W to 5850N 4540W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 December 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 9 December 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 952 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing low 967 mb located southeast
of the Marine District.

At 9:00 p.m. NST tonight low 994 mb located over northern Ontario.
By 9:00 p.m. NST Sunday low 989 mb located near Ungava Bay.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from Ungava Bay to New England.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM NST 9 December 2023 A low pressure system east of Belle Isle Bank will remain nearly
stationary today before it tracks to the east tonight. Strong to gale
force north to northwesterlies will diminish today as a ridge begins
to move in from the west.

A second low pressure system is forecast to develop over Northern
Ontario tonight and track northeast to lie near Ungava Bay Sunday
evening. Strong to gale force south to southwesterlies are expected
to develop ahead of the system on Sunday.

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

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