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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 02 March 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots backing to southwest 20 late overnight then increasing to northwest 45 to 55 near noon Sunday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray ending overnight. Moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning near noon Sunday.

Temperatures minus 8 rising to minus 2 Sunday morning then falling to minus 12 to minus 4 Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 02 March 2024
Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 early Sunday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon and to 5 to 7 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 02 March 2024
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 5031N 4957W
to 5334N 4936W to 5808N 5730W to 6006N 5831W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

1 tenth first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:04 PM EST 2 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4730N 4635W to 4830N 4555W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N
5645W to 5835N 5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 02 March 2024

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 02 March 2024

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 PM NST 2 March 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of Labrador
Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located over northern Quebec.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 995 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM NST 2 March 2024 A trough of low pressure over Northern Quebec will intensify into a
low as it tracks southeastward across the Labrador Sea on Sunday.
Gale to storm force northwesterly winds will develop on Sunday west
of the low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
South Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for South Labrador
Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea, and East Labrador
Sea.

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

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