South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 21 April 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northeast 25 knots backing to north 30 this morning then to northwest 25 Sunday evening except northwest 15 over northwestern sections.

Showers or flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Over open water a risk of freezing spray over northwestern sections today and Sunday.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 21 April 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 21 April 2018
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 April 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 6 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 April 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4730N 4915W
to 4830N 4855W to 4940N 5120W to 5320N 5210W to 5630N 5830W to 5800N
5900W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 April 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4713N 5257W to 4545N 4730W to 4545N 4545W to 4645N 4515W to 4815N
4515W to 5100N 4715W to 5300N 4900W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5012N 6048W to Newfoundland near 4855N 5830W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 21 April 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 994 mb located over western Funk
Island Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 990 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM NDT 21 April 2018 A low pressure system moving northward over Western Funk Island Bank
will stall over the Belle Isle Bank this morning, then track eastward
out of the district tonight. Gale force northerlies will develop over
southwestern waters today as it approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast and Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale.

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