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Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 near noon and to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 15 to 20 late overnight then backing to north 25 Friday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 27 to minus 19.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 01 February 2023
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 1 or less Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind northeast 45 to 55 knots increasing to northwest 55 to 65 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5746W to 5933N 5824W to 6132N 5754W
then northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 1 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4925W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 February 2023

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located over Labrador
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 990 mb located near the
St. Lawrence River.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:15 PM NST 1 February 2023 A low pressure system southeast of Greenland will track
northeastwards overnight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies are
expected over the Labrador Sea with this system before diminishing
Thursday morning as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea.

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

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