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Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 10 December 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 25 early this evening and to northeast 35 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 45 to 55 Wednesday afternoon except northwest 30 over northern sections.

Snow. Visibility as low as 1 mile in snow.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to minus 3 to plus 1 this evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 10 December 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 near noon Wednesday except 5 to 7 over southern sections Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 10 December 2019
Thursday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots backing to west 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6125N 6330W to 6210N 6050W to 6355N 5830W to
6525N 5745W then northward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 10 December 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located east of the East
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located over southeastern Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday deepening low 971 mb located over the
East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 AM NST 10 December 2019 A trough of low pressure over Southeastern Labrador will move
northward today and develop into a low over the Labrador coast this
afternoon. The low will continue to deepen as it moves to lie over
the Labrador Sea this evening then slowly moves eastward on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force east to southeasterlies will develop
ahead of the low and shift to gale to storm force westerly behind it.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Labrador Sea - northern half,
Northwest Labrador Sea, East Labrador Sea.

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