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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 21 February 2024

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 near midnight then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Thursday morning.

Snow this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 5 rising to minus 4 Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 21 February 2024
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 near midnight and to 2 to 3 near noon Thursday. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 21 February 2024
Friday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5303W to 4852N 5047W
to 5227N 5026W to 5526N 5150W to 5720N 5736W to 6014N 5920W to 6136N
5718W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice in the extreme
northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:15 PM EST 21 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 5000N 4730W to 5100N 4735W to 5525N 5215W to 5815N
5730W to 6100N 5500W to 5645N 4505W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5729W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 21 February 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 21 February 2024

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 PM NST 21 February 2024 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 955 mb located east of Greenland.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday departing low located east of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday approaching trough located over western
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM NST 21 February 2024 An intense low pressure system east of Greenland will continue to
track eastward tonight and Thursday. Gale force west to
northwesterlies will diminish tonight or early Thursday as the low
moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Labrador Sea.

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

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