South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 February 2018

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 early this evening and to northwest 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 30 early Monday afternoon and to southwest 20 Monday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray except severe freezing spray over western sections.

Temperatures minus 17 to minus 9.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 February 2018
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 February 2018
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4750N 4900W
to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5225W to 5600N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the western
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4825N 5309W to 4745N 5015W to 5015N 4715W to 5115N 4715W to 5330N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 26 to 50 icebergs northwest of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 18 February 2018

'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 4:00 PM NST 18 February 2018

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 4:00 PM NST 18 February 2018 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located over the Northwest Labrador
Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary trough located north of
the Marine District.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 PM NST 18 February 2018 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will drift
north of the marine district tonight then remain quasistationary.
Moderate northeasterlies north of the trough shift to strong to
Gale force westerlies south of it.

Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will build south of Labrador and
become near stationary over Newfoundland tonight. Generally strong to
gale force westerlies will persist over the Labrador Sea between
these two features.

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

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