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South Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 25 February 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 knots near midnight and to northwest 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 35 Friday morning.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water a risk of freezing spray over western sections late overnight and Friday morning. Freezing spray over western sections Friday.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 25 February 2021
Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres except 2 to 3 over southeastern sections. Seas building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 25 February 2021
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots becoming northeast 25.
Monday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5247W
to 4955N 5334W to 5347N 5131W to 5803N 5800W then northeastward. 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 extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:16 PM EST 25 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4640N 4930W to 4757N 4805W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5201N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5555W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 25 February 2021

'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 4:00 PM NST 25 February 2021

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 PM NST 25 February 2021 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located over the southern North
Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday trough located over Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST Friday approaching ridge located on a line
north-south over western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM NST 25 February 2021 A trough of low pressure over the North Labrador Coast will move
southeastward over the next couple of days. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies will spread across most waters in its wake on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, North Labrador Coast, and East Labrador
Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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