Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 23 January 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 20 Thursday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray today. Freezing spray over western sections Thursday evening.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 10 to minus 2 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 January 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 23 January 2019
Friday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to east 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 35 knots.
Sunday Wind west 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 January 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 8 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section. 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 January 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6030N 5900W to 6330N 5800W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western section. 9 tenths first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5124N 5532W to 5130N 5430W to 5245N 5015W to 5500N 5045W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5148N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5131N 5601W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 23 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 AM NST 23 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 992 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing low 990 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located over the Northwest Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday trough located over the southern East
Labrador Sea.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM NST 23 January 2019 A low pressure system east of the Belle Isle Bank will continue to
move away from the district today. Strong to gale force northerlies
will diminish this morning as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
South Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the South Labrador Coast and the Labrador Sea.

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