Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 15 November 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots today tonight and Friday.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

A risk of freezing spray over northwestern sections today and Friday.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 15 November 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 15 November 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 2 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6110N 6305W to 6130N 6205W to 6420N 5815W to
6520N 5745W then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5552W to 5200N 5400W to 5200N 5030W to 5400N 5030W to
5730N 5330W to 5800N 5630W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 15 November 2018

'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 9:30 AM NST 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 948 mb located east of Funk Island Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Friday departing low 958 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching ridge located over Labrador.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday intensifying trough located off Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 AM NST 15 November 2018 A powerful low pressure system east of Funk Island Bank will continue
eastward through the forecast period. Meanwhile, a trough of low
pressure is expected to intensify off the coast of Greenland on
Friday. Gale to storm force northwesterlies are expected over all
waters in the wake of the low today and tonight. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies will persist on Thursday for offshore waters in
response to the trough.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast and South Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville, South Labrador Coast and Mid Labrador

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