South Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind west 25 knots except west 10 to 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to west 15 this morning except light over southern sections. Wind increasing to west 20 near midnight. Wind west 20 Wednesday.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northern sections this morning. Freezing spray overnight and Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 14.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday 9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey ice including 4 tenths grey-white ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5325W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to
4945N 5430W to 4940N 5450W to Newfoundland near 4930N 5510W. Sea ice
south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to 5140N
5400W to 5255N 5315W to 5800N 5815W then northeastwards. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey ice including 4 tenths grey-white ice in the
northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5430N 5300W to 5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 January 2018

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 AM NST 16 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary high located over western
Labrador.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located over the
coast of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 AM NST 16 January 2018 Strong to gale force northwesterly winds will gradually diminish
today as a quasistationary trough of low pressure over the coast of
Greenland slowly weakens.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea.

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

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