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South Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 06 April 2020

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots except north 25 over northern sections. Wind becoming northeast 25 late overnight then increasing to northeast 35 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to east 25 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries.

Temperatures near minus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 06 April 2020
Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 06 April 2020
Wednesday Wind east 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 6 April 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 6 April 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5240W to 4745N 5055W
to 4850N 5005W to 5500N 5300W to 5625N 5700W to 5800N 5845W then
northward. Sea ice north then west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:03 PM EDT 6 April 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4737N 5626W to 4525N 5610W to 4420N 5045W to 4450N 4630W to 4720N
4400W to 4900N 4345W to 5330N 4800W to 5830N 5430W to 5630N 4800W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5017N 6028W to Newfoundland near 4918N 5810W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 06 April 2020

'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 9:30 PM NDT 6 April 2020 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight weakening trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the South Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday dissipating trough located over the South
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight low 989 mb located over the Quebec Lower
North Shore.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Tuesday low 994 mb located north of Groswater Bay.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM NDT 6 April 2020 A trough of low pressure will continue to weaken over the South
Labrador Sea tonight. Strong to gale force northerlies are expected
to the north of the trough.

A low pressure system will move over southern waters on Tuesday.
Gale force northeasterly to northwesterly winds will develop over all
open waters on Tuesday ahead of this approaching system.

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 Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and Northwest
Labrador Sea.

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