South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 near noon and to east 35 to 45 late this afternoon. Wind backing to northeast 45 near midnight except south 25 to 35 over southeastern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 50 near noon Thursday except variable 15 to 20 over southeastern sections.

Snow beginning this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray over western sections early this afternoon. Moderate at times severe freezing spray Thursday.

Temperatures minus 11 to minus 3 rising to minus 3 to plus 1 this evening then falling to minus 10 to minus 2 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 4 to 6 this evening except 7 to 9 over northwestern sections Thursday late in the day.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 January 2018
Friday Wind northwest 45 knots diminishing to northwest 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20.
Sunday Wind south 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 7 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5015N 5425W to 4950N 5210W to 5400N 5140W to 5720N 5735W to 5800N
5830W then northwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white
ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 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

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 January 2018

'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 04:00 AM NST 24 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 24 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 988 mb located over northern
New Brunswick.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 970 mb located over the Mid Labrador
Coast.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM NST 24 January 2018 A low pressure system will approach from the southwest today and
cross Southeastern Labrador this evening before moving into the
Southern Labrador Sea Thursday evening. Winds will increase to strong
to gale force easterlies ahead of the low and shift to gale to storm
force north to northwesterlies in its wake. A brief period of strong
to gale force southerlies is expected over southernmost waters
Thursday morning as the low passes.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Mid Labrador Coast, North Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea,
Northwest Labrador Sea, and East Labrador Sea - northern half.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining 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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