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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 May 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 Saturday morning and to south 35 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending this morning. Showers Saturday late in the day. Fog patches dissipating this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 20 May 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 May 2022
Sunday Wind west 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 May 2022 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 4 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 May 2022 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5124N 5747W to
Newfoundland near 5045N 5713W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5047N 5602W to
5106N 5335W to 5611N 5502W to 5803N 5815W then northeastward. Sea
ice north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:49 PM EDT 19 May 2022

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 May estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5520W to 4541N 5338W to 4541N 4842W to 4801N 4748W to 5100N
4800W to 5715N 5040W to 5625N 4740W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 May estimated from Quebec near
5014N 6137W to Newfoundland near 4755N 5915W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 May 2022

'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 4:00 AM NDT 20 May 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
central Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Sea.

By 9:30 a.m. NDT Saturday approaching trough located over western
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM NDT 20 May 2022 On Saturday, a trough of low pressure will sweep across Labrador and
the Labrador Sea. Strong to gale force south to southeasterlies ahead
of the trough will shift to strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies in its wake.

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

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