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South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 December 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind east 50 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 near noon then increasing to east 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Snow or rain and fog patches ending this afternoon. Snow or rain Tuesday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in precipitation.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 December 2019

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 6 to 8 metres building to 8 to 11 this morning then subsiding to 6 to 8 this evening.

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 December 2019
Wednesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 4940N 5325W
to 5005N 5510W to 5310N 5510W to 5445N 5635W to 5605N 5950W to 5935N
6250W to 6010N 6250W to 6020N 6230W then northeastward. Sea ice
southwest then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 December 2019

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 16 December 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 962 mb located over the Mid Labrador
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 972 mb located over the South
Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 12:35 AM NST 16 December 2019 An intense low pressure system will meander over the Mid Labrador
Coast today then slowly drift over the South Labrador Coast overnight
tonight. Gale to storm force east to southeasterlies will persist
north of this system and strong southwesterlies are expected to its

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

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Lake Melville.

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