Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 December 2017

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots except variable 15 over eastern sections late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Monday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections tonight. Freezing spray Monday.

Temperatures minus 7 to plus 1 falling to minus 12 to minus 4 Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 December 2017

Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this afternoon then subsiding to 3 to 5 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 December 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind east 25 to 35 knots backing to north 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 7 tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6030N 6235W to 6325N 5755W then
northeastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey-white
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5100W to 5400N 4800W to 5500N 4800W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 December 2017

'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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 December 2017

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 PM NST 17 December 2017 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 953 mb located east of the Marine
District.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Monday low 958 mb located east of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 PM NST 17 December 2017 A deep low tracking east of the marine district towards Greenland
will continue to bring strong to gale force northwesterlies tonight.
Winds will diminish throughout the day tomorrow as a weak ridge
builds in from the west.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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