Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 September 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 early this morning then backing to northeast 35 to 45 near noon. Wind increasing to north 45 to 55 near midnight then diminishing to north 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Rain or snow beginning this morning.


Issued 06:00 AM NDT 22 September 2018

Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 5 near midnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 Sunday morning.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 4 to 6 this afternoon. Seas building to 6 to 8 near midnight then subsiding to 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 September 2018
Monday Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 21 September 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 21 September 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Baffin Island near 7215N 7500W to 7150N
7250W to 7255N 6905W to 7500N 7505W to 7530N 7240W then
northeastward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 21 September 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Sep estimated from Newfoundland near
4804N 5255W to 4730N 4715W to 5100N 4730W to 5800N 5600W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Sep estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5142N 5625W to Newfoundland near 5128N 5614W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 September 2018

'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 22 September 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 972 mb located west of
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 959 mb located over the eastern South
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM NDT 22 September 2018 A low pressure system approaching from the southwest will intensify
into a major fall storm as it moves across Labrador today, then
across the South Labrador Sea tonight.

Gale to storm force southeasterly to northeasterly winds will spread
across all waters today ahead of the low. Winds will shift to storm
to hurricane force southwesterly to northwesterly over all waters
behind the low tonight and Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and East
Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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