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South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 24 April 2024

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 knots except variable 10 to 15 over northwestern sections. Wind diminishing to variable 15 to 20 late overnight then increasing to north 25 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 35 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries or showers changing to snow or rain overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray Thursday evening.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 2.


Issued 06:00 AM NDT 24 April 2024
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres except 2 to 3 over eastern sections. Seas building to 2 to 3 near noon Thursday and to 3 to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 April 2024
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots backing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 April 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 2 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 23 April 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5117N 5728W to 5131N 5623W to
Newfoundland near 5128N 5619W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4934N 5429W to
5249N 5130W to 5518N 5150W to 5641N 5703W to 5903N 5824W to 6200N
5854W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the western section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:28 PM EDT 23 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4729N 5245W to 4805N 4945W to 5115N 4635W to 5445N 4940W to 5740N
5210W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5013N 6130W to Newfoundland near 4905N 5804W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 24 April 2024

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 24 April 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today dissipating trough located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 999 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Thursday low 1000 mb located over the South
Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 AM NDT 24 April 2024 A low pressure system will approach from the south on Thursday before
intensifying over the Labrador Sea by Thursday night. Gale force
southeasterlies can be expected to the east of the low and gale force
northwesterlies to its west.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for Mid
Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale, North Labrador Coast, and the
Labrador Sea.

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