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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 21 March 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northwest 25 knots today. Wind northwest 20 tonight and Wednesday.

Flurries ending this evening.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 9 to minus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 21 March 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 21 March 2023
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme western section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice in the extreme western section today and easing Tuesday morning. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5815W to 6020N 5920W to 6140N 5900W to
6240N 5738W then northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme
western section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice in the extreme
western section today and easing Tuesday morning.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 4:12 PM EDT 20 March 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5555W to 4600N 5525W to 4515N 5000W to 4535N 4610W to 4700N
4500W to 4845N 4525W to 5835N 5540W to 6005N 5015W to 5900N 4815W to
5820N 4520W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5027N 5948W to Newfoundland near 4936N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2023

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 4:00 AM NDT 21 March 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 982 mb located southeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary trough located off
Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:09 AM NDT 21 March 2023 An intense low pressure system just southeast of Belle Isle Bank will
continue to track eastward away from the marine district today.
Gale force northerly to northwesterly winds will diminish to strong
northwesterlies as the low departs.

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

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