South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 18 December 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind northwest 30 knots backing to west 25 this evening then to southwest 15 to 20 Tuesday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections today and Tuesday.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 December 2017

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 near noon and to 2 to 3 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon Tuesday.

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 December 2017
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind east 35 knots increasing to northwest 45.
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5605N 6000W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N 6235W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5100W to 5400N 4800W to 5500N 4800W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 18 December 2017

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 18 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located east
of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
western Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 AM NST 18 December 2017 An intense low pressure system east of Greenland will continue to
bring strong to gale force northwesterlies to the region this
morning. Winds will diminish throughout the day as a weak ridge
builds in from the west.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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