Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 November 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 near midnight then veering to north 15 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

A risk of freezing spray over northwestern sections today.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 15 November 2018
Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 November 2018
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots.
Monday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 2 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6110N 6305W to 6130N 6205W to 6420N 5815W to
6520N 5745W then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5552W to 5200N 5400W to 5200N 5030W to 5400N 5030W to
5730N 5330W to 5800N 5630W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 November 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 16 November 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located east of the Marine
District.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 966 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located off Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM NST 16 November 2018 A powerful low pressure system will continue moving eastward into the
North Atlantic throughout the day. Meanwhile, a trough of low
pressure is expected to intensify off the coast of Greenland today.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies will weaken today as a ridge
builds in from the west, however, strong winds will persist in
eastern waters in response to the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast and the Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville, South Labrador Coast, and Mid Labrador
Coast.

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