Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 23 November 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots becoming variable 15 this morning then increasing to northeast 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 25 late overnight and to northwest 35 Friday afternoon except south 25 over eastern sections.

Flurries changing to snow or rain late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 3.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 November 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon then building to 3 to 5 Friday afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 23 November 2017
Saturday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Monday Wind north 25 knots increasing to northwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 November 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 November 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6200N 6410W to 6410N 5750W then
northeastwards. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 November 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5205N 5545W to 5015N 5415W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 4730W to
5500N 5000W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N 5000W then

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 23 November 2017

'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 NST 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 987 mb located over Nova Scotia.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 983 mb located over northeastern Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM NST 23 November 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Central Labrador Sea will remain
nearly stationary and gradually weaken over the forecast period.
Gale force southeasterlies to the east of the trough will diminish
today except over easternmost waters.

An intensifying low pressure system over Nova Scotia will pass just
south of the marine district tonight, then track northwestwards to
lie over the Northwest Labrador Sea by Friday evening. Gale force
southeasterlies over eastern waters will spread westward ahead of
this system. Strong to gale force west to northwesterlies will
develop over western waters on Friday as the low crosses the Labrador

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville and the Labrador coast.

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