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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 December 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 this evening then increasing to southwest 25 late overnight. Wind veering to west 25 near noon Monday except west 35 over northern sections.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections late this afternoon tonight and Monday.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 08 December 2019
Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 December 2019
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind north 35 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6125N 6330W to 6210N 6050W to 6355N 5830W to
6525N 5745W then northward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 08 December 2019

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 08 December 2019

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 PM NST 8 December 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today departing trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 992 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday low 990 mb located north of the Marine
District.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located from the Torngat Mountains
to the Maritimes.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Monday departing ridge located east of Labrador
Sea.

By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday building ridge located on a line east-west
over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM NST 8 December 2019 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will cause gale
force northerlies to westerlies in the vicinity of the low tonight.
Winds will diminish on Monday as the low tracks north of the
district.

Later on Monday, a ridge of high pressure will build over Labrador.
Gale force westerlies will develop over northwestern waters between
the exiting trough and the building ridge.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea.

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

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