Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 21 March 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 25 this afternoon except variable 15 over northern sections. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 35 this evening except northeast 35 to 45 over northern sections. Wind becoming northwest 45 Friday afternoon then diminishing to northwest 35 Friday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 6 to zero Friday morning then falling to minus 14 to minus 6 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge 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 4 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind east 25 knots.
Sunday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind west 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 5 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

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 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

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 21 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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 21 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 AM NDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today ridge located over the Mid Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight departing ridge located over the East
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today low 986 mb located over northern Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Friday low 986 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 AM NDT 21 March 2019 A low pressure system will move over northern waters overnight
tonight and then move eastward to lie near the Greenland coast by
Friday evening. Strong to gale force southwesterlies ahead of the low
will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect North
Labrador Coast and the Labrador Sea.

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

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