South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 November 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 late this morning and to north 40 to 50 early this evening. Wind backing to northwest 50 to 60 after midnight except west 40 over southern sections. Wind becoming southwest 50 to 60 near noon Thursday except southwest 25 to 35 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Flurries changing to snow or periods of rain this morning. Fog patches forming this afternoon and dissipating Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Risk of freezing spray today. Severe freezing spray over northwestern sections Thursday. Moderate freezing spray over northwestern sections Thursday evening.

Temperatures minus 6 to minus 2 rising to minus 2 to plus 4 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 November 2018
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight then building to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 November 2018
Friday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5345N 5625W to 5435N 5705W to
5555N 6005W to 5750N 6135W to 6005N 6335W to 6040N 6245W then
northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5537W to 5100N 5330W to 5100N 5000W to 5300N 5000W to
5600N 5200W to 5730N 5700W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 November 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 November 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 4:00 AM NST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 999 mb located over Nova
Scotia.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday deepening low 968 mb located over the
South Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over the
South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located north of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM NST 21 November 2018 A deepening low pressure system will approach the marine district
from the south today. Gale force north to northeasterlies will spread
across most waters today as the low approaches. Storm to hurricane
force easterlies will develop over the East Labrador Sea while storm
to hurricane force northwesterlies develop over western waters as the
low tracks northwards across the Labrador Sea tonight.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea, and East
Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for Mid Labrador Coast and
South Labrador Sea. A gale warning is in effect for South Labrador
Coast.

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

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