South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 23 November 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots except southeast 25 over southeastern sections tonight. Wind becoming west 25 Friday morning then increasing to southwest 35 Friday afternoon.

Snow or rain changing to flurries Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 4.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 November 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon then building to 3 to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 23 November 2017
Saturday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 November 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 November 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5205N 5540W to 5215N 5530W to
5330N 5530W to 5435N 5705W to Labrador near 5455N 5755W. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 November 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5205N 5545W to 5015N 5415W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 4730W to
5500N 5000W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N 5000W then

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 23 November 2017

'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 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located north of Cape Breton
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 983 mb located over northeastern Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 AM NST 23 November 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Central Labrador Sea will remain
nearly stationary and gradually weaken over the forecast period.
Gale force southeasterlies over easternmost waters will persist under
the influence of the trough.

An intensifying low pressure system north of Cape Breton Island will
pass just south of the marine district tonight, then track
northwestwards to lie over the Northwest Labrador Sea by Friday
evening. Gale force southeasterlies over eastern waters will spread
westward ahead of this system. Strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies will develop over western waters on Friday as the low
crosses the Labrador Sea.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville and the Labrador coast.

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