South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 February 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 knots except west 20 over northern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 35 this morning then diminishing to northwest 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Sunday morning then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 February 2018

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday evening.

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 knots backing to northeast 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday 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 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4830W
to 4745N 4800W to 5145N 4905W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5530W to 5800N
5700W 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 23 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5309W to 4700N 4815W to 5000N 4630W to 5115N 4630W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 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 04:00 AM NST 24 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 04:00 AM NST 24 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 AM NST 24 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 944 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today approaching ridge located over southern
Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM NST 24 February 2018 An intense low pressure system remaining nearly stationary just off
the southeastern coast of Greenland will gradually weaken through the
forecast period. Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure over the Central
Labrador Sea will sweep southeastward to exit the marine district
this evening. Strong to gale force northwesterlies can be expected
over most waters today under the influence of these systems.
Winds will diminish on Sunday as a ridge builds in from the west.

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

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

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