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Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 06 December 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 knots increasing to north 35 Thursday afternoon except north 25 over northern sections.

Flurries changing to rain or snow Thursday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 06 December 2023
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 06 December 2023
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 December 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 December 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

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 6 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5240N 5548W to 5315N 5415W to 5700N 5415W to 5830N 5630W to
6050N 5630W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 06 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 9:30 PM NST 6 December 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday dissipating trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Belle Isle Bank.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 969 mb located southeast of Greenland.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Thursday low 971 mb located over northeastern
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 PM NST 6 December 2023 A low pressure system southeast of Greenland will continue to slowly
track westward toward the marine district tonight and Thursday.
Gale to storm force northeast to northwesterlies are expected to
develop over most waters ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea - southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters except East Labrador Sea - northwestern

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