South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 January 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to north 25 knots this afternoon except northeast 35 over southern sections. Wind increasing to northeast 35 this evening except northwest 25 over northwestern sections Tuesday.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray beginning this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 7 to minus 3 this evening then falling to minus 16 to minus 8 Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 January 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 January 2019
Wednesday Wind north 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western sections. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4835N 5225W
to 4950N 5310W to 5015N 5435W to 5105N 5240W to 5305N 5220W to 5325N
5130W to 5435N 5200W to 5630N 5635W to 5800N 5800W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5500W to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5115W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5152N 5607W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 January 2019

'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 09:30 AM NST 21 January 2019

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 AM NST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 985 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday low 990 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 AM NST 21 January 2019 An intense area of low pressure over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will
very slowly track northeastward to lie over the Belle Isle Bank by
Tuesday morning. Strong to gale force northeasterlies will develop
ahead of this feature over southern waters today and will persist on
Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except North Labrador Coast and northwest lab sea.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water.

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