Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 March 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this morning then increasing to southeast 25 this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 25 near noon Sunday with gusts to 35.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this morning. Freezing spray beginning this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to minus 8 to zero this afternoon then falling to minus 14 to minus 6 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 22 March 2019
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning and to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 March 2019
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 5 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5830W to 5915N 5840W to 6045N 5950W to
6230N 5735W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4135N 5100W to 4135N 4900W to 4600N 4215W to 4900N
4215W to 5340N 4900W to 5650N 5400W to 6000N 5930W to 6200N 5630W to
5740N 4820W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5037N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4942N 5754W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 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.

Warnings (Ended)

Gale warning ended

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 March 2019
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today departing trough located over the southern
East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 979 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 978 mb located over the South Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM NDT 23 March 2019 A low pressure system over the Gulf of Maine will approach from the
southwest today and move to lie over the South Labrador Sea Sunday
morning. Strong to gale force easterlies will develop ahead of the
low today, and shift to strong northwesterlies in its wake on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
East Labrador Sea.

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

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