South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 22 March 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 35 this evening then diminishing to northwest 25 near midnight. Wind becoming east 25 Saturday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections tonight and Saturday morning.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 6 to zero this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 22 March 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 March 2019
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the morning.
Monday Wind west 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 7 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme western and southwestern sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4635N 5335W to 4610N 5235W
to 4905N 5210W to 4615N 4710W to 4725N 4410W to 4910N 4655W to 5355N
5035W to 5635N 5705W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the extreme western and southwestern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 21 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4220N 5000W to 4220N 4840W to 4610N 4220W to 4900N
4220W to 5400N 4835W to 5650N 5400W to 6000N 5930W to 6200N 5630W to
5740N 4820W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5045N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5745W.

Iceberg Count

51 to 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 22 March 2019

'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 NDT 22 March 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 9:30 AM NDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 985 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT today departing low 986 mb located over the coast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today trough from low located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Saturday departing trough located east of
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 AM NDT 22 March 2019 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will move eastward
to lie near the Greenland coast by this evening. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect North
Labrador Coast and the Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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