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Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 20 April 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late overnight then backing to south 15 to 20 near noon Sunday. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Sunday evening.

Snow or rain ending overnight. Periods of rain or snow Sunday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray early Sunday morning.

Temperatures plus 2 becoming minus 4 to plus 2 Sunday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 20 April 2024
Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind north 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 5 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4934N 5429W to 5238N
5222W to 5515N 5156W to 5641N 5703W to 6005N 5856W to 6200N 5854W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6200N 5528W to 6121N 5510W to 6026N
5333W to 6030N 5109W then eastward. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the northwestern section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 20 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4729N 5245W to 4805N 4945W to 5155N 4710W to 5445N 4940W to 5445N
4940W to 5625N 4855W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5013N 6130W to Newfoundland near 4905N 5804W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 20 April 2024

'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 PM NDT 20 April 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight low 978 mb located over Ungava Bay.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Sunday departing low 990 mb located northeast of
Baffin Island.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT Sunday trough located over northern Quebec.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Sunday trough located over western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM NDT 20 April 2024 An intense low pressure system over Ungava Bay will move to lie
northeast of Baffin Island on Sunday. Strong to gale force
southerlies over most of the district will diminish to moderate to
strong south to southwesterlies as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Labrador Sea.

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