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South Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 22 April 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 Friday afternoon.

Rain or snow Friday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 22 April 2021
Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 22 April 2021
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots backing to southeast 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 April 2021 Today Tonight and Friday 2 tenths first-year ice except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 April 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5131N 5647W to
Newfoundland near 5122N 5638W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4959N 5533W to
5431N 5235W to 5632N 5601W to 5803N 5731W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 8 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:53 PM EDT 22 April 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4736N 5241W to 4805N 5135W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 5800W to 6050N
5315W to 5715N 4535W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5016N 6058W to Newfoundland near 4845N 5830W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 22 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 22 April 2021 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight low 979 mb located over the Gaspe
Peninsula.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Friday low 988 mb located over the Quebec Lower
North Shore.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight trough from low located over southwestern
Newfoundland.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Friday trough from low located on a line east-west
over the South Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight departing ridge located over the East
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:32 PM NDT 22 April 2021 A low pressure system over the Gaspé Peninsula will stall tonight
before drifting eastward along the Quebec Lower North Shore Friday
and Saturday. Gale force southeasterly winds will sweep across most
southern waters tonight ahead of a trough associated with this low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and South Labrador Sea.

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