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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 04 April 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 25 Sunday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northwestern sections late this evening overnight and Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 7 to minus 1 rising to zero Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 04 April 2020
Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 04 April 2020
Monday Wind northeast 25 knots backing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 4 April 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 4 April 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5240W to 4710N 5040W
to 4835N 4855W to 5500N 5300W to 5625N 5700W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:05 PM EDT 4 April 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5556W to 4500N 5555W to 4405N 4740W to 4600N 4450W to 4900N
4405W to 5330N 4800W to 5825N 5445W to 6000N 5245W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5006N 6140W to Newfoundland near 4753N 5920W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 04 April 2020

'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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 04 April 2020

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 NDT 4 April 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight trough located off Greenland.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Sunday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the South Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 PM NDT 4 April 2020 A trough of low pressure off Greenland will move slowly southward
across the Labrador Sea overnight and Sunday. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies ahead of the trough tonight will shift to gale force
easterlies in its wake on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville and South Labrador Coast.

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

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