South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 January 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots except northwest 40 over western sections. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 20 Monday afternoon except northwest 40 over western sections.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray except severe freezing spray over western sections.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 January 2018

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

South Labrador Sea - western half

Today Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 January 2018
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to east 25 to 35.
Thursday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 JANUARY 2018 TODAY TONIGHT AND MONDAY BERGY WATER EXCEPT 7 TENTHS GREY ICE INCLUDING 3 TENTHS GREY-WHITE ICE IN THE WESTERN SECTION. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 JANUARY 2018 TODAY TONIGHT AND MONDAY

Ice Edge

ICE EDGE ESTIMATED FROM NEWFOUNDLAND NEAR 4835N 5300W TO 4935N 5320W
TO 5025N 5525W TO 5035N 5230W TO 5430N 5220W TO 5720N 5735W TO 5800N
5750W THEN NORTHWARDS. SEA ICE WEST OF THE ICE EDGE.

Ice Coverage

BERGY WATER EXCEPT 7 TENTHS GREY ICE INCLUDING 3 TENTHS GREY-WHITE
ICE IN THE WESTERN SECTION.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5325N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 January 2018

'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 2018

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 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 976 mb located over the northern East
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Monday weakening low 985 mb located over the
Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 AM NST 21 January 2018 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will continue its
slow progression westward across the Northern Labrador Sea today.
This system will bring gale force northwesterlies to western waters
today and tomorrow, with strong to gale force east to southeasterlies
to its east.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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