Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 January 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots backing to west 25 to 35 late overnight except variable 15 over southern sections. Wind becoming west 25 Saturday morning except variable 15 over southern sections Saturday morning and afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 January 2019
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 January 2019
Sunday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind north 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6035N 5905W to 6335N 5755W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5156N 5558W to 5145N 5500W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to
5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 18 January 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 4:00 PM NST 18 January 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 4:00 PM NST 18 January 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located over northern
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 1012 mb located over southern Quebec.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday intensifying low 988 mb located over
the South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 PM NST 18 January 2019 A trough of low pressure will remain mostly stationary over northern
waters tonight. Gale to storm force west to northwesterlies will
continue south of the trough tonight into Saturday morning.

A low will approach the marine district from the southwest tonight
before rapidly intensifying over the South Labrador Sea on Saturday.
Gale to storm force winds can be expected around this low on
Saturday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Lake
Melville.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water.

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