South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 this afternoon and to west 55 to 65 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 late overnight except northwest 50 to 60 over eastern sections. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 Sunday morning.

Flurries changing to snow this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12 rising to minus 8 to zero this afternoon then falling to minus 16 to minus 8 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 January 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 this evening and to 7 to 10 late overnight then subsiding to 4 to 6 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2019
Monday Wind light increasing to northeast 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4835N 5240W
to 4945N 5320W to 5015N 5510W to 5055N 5245W to 5305N 5255W to 5350N
5145W to 5450N 5205W to 5655N 5700W to 5800N 5800W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth
first-year ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5156N 5558W to 5145N 5500W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to
5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2019

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 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 4:00 AM NST 19 January 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 982 mb located northeast of Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing low 993 mb located northeast
of the Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 1003 mb located northwest
of Anticosti Island.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 978 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM NST 19 January 2019 A low pressure system just northeast of the Labrador Sea will move
northeastward away from the marine district today. Gale to storm
force west to northwesterlies will diminish today as the low moves
away.

A second low northwest of Anticosti Island this morning will rapidly
intensify as it moves to lie over the South Labrador Sea this
afternoon. The low will move to lie south of Greenland Sunday
afternoon. Gale to storm force winds can be expected around this low
except over the South Labrador Sea where hurricane force westerlies
are forecast. Winds will gradually diminish on Sunday as the low
moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for the South Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect
for the Mid Labrador Coast and East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are
in effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville and North
Labrador Coast.

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

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