South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 January 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this morning then increasing to southeast 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight then veering to southwest 35 to 45 Friday afternoon.

Flurries changing to snow or rain Friday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray ending this morning.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to plus 2 Friday morning then falling to minus 3 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 January 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Friday morning. Seas building to 5 to 7 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 January 2019
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind west 35 knots.
Monday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 3:47 PM EST 23 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 3:47 PM EST 23 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 4900N 5250W
to 4945N 5315W to 5000N 5440W to 5035N 5240W to 5255N 5205W to 5405N
5230W to 5510N 5355W to 5650N 5720W to 5800N 5800W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths
first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5119N 5539W to 5100N 5500W to 5230N 5000W to 5330N 5000W to 5500N
5100W to 5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5624W to Newfoundland near 5128N 5611W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 January 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 04:00 AM NST 24 January 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 4:00 AM NST 24 January 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located east of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 986 mb located over Maine.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Friday low 967 mb located over Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today dissipating trough located over the East
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM NST 24 January 2019 A deepening low pressure system approaching from the southwest today
will track across Central Labrador Friday morning and then move into
the Labrador Sea by Friday evening. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies will spread across all waters tonight ahead of this
feature. Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for South Labrador
Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador
Sea.

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

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