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North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 18 January 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind southeast 30 knots diminishing to southeast 15 late overnight and to light Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Tuesday afternoon.

Snow ending overnight. Flurries Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Over open water risk of freezing spray Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 12 Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 January 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 20.
Friday Wind variable 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and easing this evening. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1
tenth first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure in
the pack ice today and easing this evening.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 17 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5151N 5607W to 5145N 5400W to 5700N 5400W to 5935N 5620W to
6430N 5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2021

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 18 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Belle Isle Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 AM NST 18 January 2021 A trough of low pressure over Belle Isle Bank will move to lie over
Northwest Labrador Sea Tuesday morning. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the trough will diminish to moderate to
strong southerlies in its wake.

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

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