South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 20 January 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 45 to 55 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35 this afternoon then becoming west 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to light early Monday morning then increasing to northeast 25 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 35 Monday evening.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge severe freezing spray becoming moderate this evening and ending Monday morning. Moderate freezing spray beginning Monday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 7 to minus 3 Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 January 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 7 to 10 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 20 January 2019
Tuesday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 19 January 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4835N 5225W
to 4950N 5310W to 5020N 5455W to 5105N 5240W to 5320N 5235W to 5335N
5155W to 5450N 5205W to 5630N 5635W 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 19 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5155N 5558W to 5130N 5500W to 5315N 5115W to 5500N 5115W to
5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 20 January 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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 09:30 AM NST 20 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 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 972 mb located over Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 980 mb located east of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 984 mb located near Maine.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Monday low 984 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 20 January 2019 An intense low pressure system over the Labrador Sea will move to lie
south of Greenland this afternoon. Generally gale to storm force
winds can be expected around this low except over South Labrador Sea
where hurricane force westerlies are forecast this morning.
Winds will gradually diminish today as the low moves away.

Another area of low pressure will move to lie over the Gulf of St.
Lawrence on Monday where it will remain nearly stationary until late
Tuesday. A warm front associated with this low will extend
northeastward towards Southern Labrador on Monday.

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

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

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