Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 knots veering to northwest 25 near noon then increasing to northwest 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 Thursday morning then backing to southwest 20 Thursday afternoon except east 25 over northern sections.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Thursday and to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019
Friday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind east 25 knots.
Sunday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme western section and extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5900W to 6100N 6035W to 6305N 5750W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the extreme western section and extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4250N 4940W to 4250N 4830W to 4610N 4235W to 4900N
4230W to 5400N 4850W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 March 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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 March 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 9:30 AM NDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today trough located over the North Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Thursday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:11 AM NDT 20 March 2019 A trough of low pressure over the North Labrador Coast will continue
across the Labrador Sea today to lie southeast of the marine district
tonight. Strong to gale force westerlies ahead of the trough will
shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except North Labrador Coast.

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

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