South Labrador Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 January 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 early this evening then increasing to west 25 Sunday morning except northwest 15 over southern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 40 Sunday afternoon except west 25 over southern sections.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray Sunday.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 January 2018
Tonight and Sunday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 January 2018
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday 9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5025N 5525W to 5105N 5235W to 5510N 5255W to 5725N 5720W to 5800N
5750W then northwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of grey-white ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5330N 5615W to 5330N 5200W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 20 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 20 January 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday dissipating trough located over Labrador

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 974 mb located over the southeastern
East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday low 979 mb located over the northeastern
Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM NST 20 January 2018 A trough of low pressure over the Labrador Sea will gradually weaken
tonight. Strong to gale force north to northeasterlies can be
expected north and west of the trough with strong to gale force
westerlies to its south. Meanwhile, a developing low pressure system
will track slowly northwestward across the East Labrador Sea tonight.
This system will bring gale force northwesterlies to western waters
on Sunday.

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

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

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