Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 20 January 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 35 knots except variable 15 to 20 over southeastern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 45 Sunday morning except northwest 25 to 35 over eastern sections.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray over western sections tonight and Sunday.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 January 2018
Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 January 2018
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5750W to 6020N 5845W to 6145N 5720W
then eastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5330N 5615W to 5330N 5200W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 20 January 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 20 January 2018

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 9:30 PM NST 20 January 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line east-west over
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday dissipating trough located over Labrador
Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 975 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 979 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM NST 20 January 2018 A trough of low pressure over the Labrador Sea will gradually weaken
tonight. Strong to gale force north to northeasterlies can be
expected north and west of the trough with strong to gale force
westerlies to its south. Meanwhile, a developing low pressure system
will track slowly northwestward across the Northern Labrador Sea
tonight. This system will bring gale force northwesterlies to western
waters on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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