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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 December 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35 this morning and to west 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to east 25 to 35 Tuesday morning and to northeast 45 to 55 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries ending Tuesday morning. Snow Tuesday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending near midnight.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to zero Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 December 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres except 5 to 7 over eastern sections this morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning then building to 3 to 5 Tuesday afternoon and to 5 to 7 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 December 2021
Wednesday Wind northeast 45 to 55 knots increasing to northwest 55 to 65 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 45 to 55 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 December 2021 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 December 2021 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Baffin Island near 6201N 6602W to 6201N
6400W to 6447N 6246W to 6503N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 5 December 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5106N 5546W to 5130N 5430W to 5400N 4945W to 5530N 4930W to 5745N
5715W to 6100N 5940W to 6205N 5355W to 5910N 4710W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5651W to Newfoundland near 5120N 5639W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 December 2021

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 December 2021

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 4:00 AM NST 6 December 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today weakening low 970 mb located over Davis
Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday weakening low 988 mb located over northern
Davis Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 996 mb located near the
Great Lakes.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday deepening low 980 mb located over northern
Quebec.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over northern Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 AM NST 6 December 2021 A weakening low pressure system over the Davis Strait will continue
northwards throughout the forecast period. Strong to gale force
westerlies will diminish today and tonight as the low moves away.

Meanwhile, a very intense low pressure system will move across
Labrador on Tuesday and into the Labrador Sea Tuesday night. Gale to
storm force southeast to northeasterly winds will develop over all
waters overnight tonight and Tuesday morning ahead of this system.
Winds will shift to gale to storm force southwesterly winds in its
wake on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters.

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

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