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Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 April 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to south 35 near noon then diminishing to southwest 25 late overnight. Wind backing to south 15 to 20 near noon Sunday then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Sunday evening.

Snow becoming rain or snow early this morning and ending overnight. Periods of rain or snow Sunday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Over open water risk of freezing spray Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 2 rising to plus 2 this morning then falling to minus 4 to plus 2 Sunday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 19 April 2024
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 5 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind north 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 April 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 5 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 April 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4934N 5429W to 5238N
5222W to 5515N 5156W to 5641N 5703W to 6007N 5947W to 6200N 5854W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6200N 5528W to 6121N 5510W to 6048N
5347W to 6051N 5135W then eastward. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the northwestern section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:28 PM EDT 19 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4729N 5245W to 4805N 4945W to 5155N 4710W to 5445N 4940W to 5445N
4940W to 5625N 4855W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5013N 6130W to Newfoundland near 4910N 5827W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 April 2024

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today departing ridge located east of the Marine

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 985 mb located near Ungava Bay.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Sunday low 984 mb located near Davis Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM NDT 20 April 2024 An intensifying low pressure system will cross Ungava Bay today and
continue its track northeastwards. Gale force southerly winds will
develop over the Labrador Sea this afternoon ahead of this system.

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

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