South Labrador Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 November 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 30 knots increasing to northeast 40 near noon then backing to northwest 40 this evening. Wind diminishing to variable 15 to 20 near noon Thursday then increasing to north 25 Thursday evening.

Snow changing to flurries near midnight and ending near noon Thursday. Snow beginning Thursday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 5 to minus 2 rising to zero this afternoon.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 November 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 4 this afternoon. Seas building to 4 to 6 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 November 2018
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 knots backing to northwest 25.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 9 tenths new ice in some small bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5310N 5545W to 5350N 5525W to
5555N 6005W to 5750N 6135W to 5920N 6250W to 5940N 6200W then
northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths new ice in some small bays.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5537W to 5100N 5330W to 5100N 5000W to 5300N 5000W to
5600N 5200W to 5730N 5700W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 November 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 9:30 AM NST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today deepening low 993 mb located over
southwestern Newfoundland.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday low 960 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located north of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 AM NST 21 November 2018 A deepening low pressure system will approach the marine district
from the south today. Gale force north to northeasterlies will spread
across most waters today as the low approaches. Storm to hurricane
force easterlies will develop over the East Labrador Sea while storm
to hurricane force northwesterlies develop over western waters as the
low tracks northwards across the Labrador Sea tonight.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea, and East
Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for Mid Labrador Coast and
South Labrador Sea. A gale warning is in effect for South Labrador

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Labrador Coast and East Labrador

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