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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 07 April 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots except northeast 35 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming east 25 this evening then diminishing to variable 15 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow changing to flurries or showers this evening.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 07 April 2020
Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 07 April 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind east 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 7 April 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section and the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 7 April 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5240W to 4820N 5030W
to 4850N 5005W to 5500N 5300W to 5615N 5725W 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 and the extreme southwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 4:40 PM EDT 7 April 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4745N 5613W to 4510N 5550W to 4455N 4655W to 4621N 4510W to 4940N
4425W to 5330N 4800W to 5830N 5430W to 5630N 4800W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5014N 6037W to Newfoundland near 4904N 5824W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 07 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 4:00 PM NDT 7 April 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today low 991 mb located 60 miles northeast
of Cartwright.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday low 995 mb located south of Lake
Melville.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM NDT 7 April 2020 A low pressure system northeast of Cartwright will move westward to
lie over the Mid Labrador Coast tonight and then southwestward across
Lake Melville on Wednesday. Gale force northeasterly to northwesterly
winds to the north of this system will persist through Wednesday.

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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