East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 20 March 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots except northwest 35 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 30 Thursday morning. Wind backing to southwest 25 Thursday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Thursday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 20 March 2019
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres except 2 to 3 over northern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 20 March 2019
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind east 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 4650N 5540W to 4620N 5245W to 4835N
5140W to 4710N 4800W to 4315N 5030W to 4235N 4840W to 4720N 4500W to
4820N 4505W to 4915N 4715W to 5050N 4750W to 5520N 5200W to 5625N
5710W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice is north then west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4230N 5000W to 4230N 4840W to 4615N 4225W to 4900N
4225W to 5400N 4835W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5045N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5745W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 20 March 2019

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 20 March 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 9:30 PM NDT 20 March 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the South Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Thursday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight approaching ridge located over western
Labrador.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT Thursday approaching low 986 mb located over
northern Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:06 PM NDT 20 March 2019 A trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Coast will continue
across the Labrador Sea tonight to lie east of the marine district by
Thursday morning. Strong to gale force southwesterlies ahead of the
trough will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its
wake.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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