South Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 23 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots except west 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to east 25 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to east 35 near noon Wednesday then veering to southeast 45 Wednesday afternoon. Wind veering to south 35 Wednesday evening.

Snow at times heavy beginning early Wednesday morning changing to rain Wednesday evening. Visibility near zero in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray today. Risk of freezing spray Wednesday morning and afternoon.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 15 rising to plus 1 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday 9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5025N 5525W to 5010N 5215W to 5400N 5140W to 5720N 5735W to 5800N
5750W then northwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:51 PM EST 22 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 23 January 2018

'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 9:30 AM NST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 986 mb located over
New Brunswick.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 AM NST 23 January 2018 A low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain nearly
stationary as a ridge of high pressure slowly approaches from Quebec.
Gale force northwesterlies can be expected over western waters
between these two systems today.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest on
Wednesday and cross Southeastern Labrador in the evening. Winds will
increase to strong to gale force easterlies as it approaches.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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