Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 15 November 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots today tonight and Friday.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

A risk of freezing spray over northwestern sections today and Friday.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 1.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 15 November 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6110N 6310W to 6235N 6000W to 6425N 5750W
then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 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 15 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 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 945 mb located over northeastern Funk
Island Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 954 mb located south of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching ridge located over Labrador.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday intensifying trough located off Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM NST 15 November 2018 A powerful low pressure system over the Northeastern Funk Island Bank
will continue eastward through the forecast period. Meanwhile, a
trough of low pressure is expected to intensify off the coast of
Greenland on Friday. Gale to storm force northwesterlies are expected
over all waters in the wake of the low today and tonight. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies will persist on Thursday for offshore
waters in response to the trough.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and the South Labrador
Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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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