Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 15 December 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 20 knots increasing to west 35 late overnight except northwest 35 to 45 over western sections Saturday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 15 December 2017
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening then building to 5 to 7 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 7 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice in the extreme northern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6030N 6235W to 6045N 5920W to 6325N 5755W
then northeastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice in
the extreme northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W 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 - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 15 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 958 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 972 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 960 mb located east of
Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 16 December 2017 A weakening low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will
drift slowly eastward during the forecast period. Strong to gale
force northerlies are expected north of the low with strong to gale
force southwesterlies to its south. Winds will shift to strong to
gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

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

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