South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 17 February 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 to 20 knots except south 35 over eastern sections. Wind becoming west 25 near noon then increasing to southwest 35 this evening. Wind veering to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight then increasing to northwest 50 to 60 Monday morning except southwest 35 over eastern sections.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray over western sections today and Monday.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 February 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres except 1 to 2 over western sections today and tonight and 6 to 8 over western sections Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 17 February 2019
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 45 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water in the eastern section except patches of 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. Patches of 6 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5240W to 4745N 4950W
to 4825N 4835W to 5005N 5015W to 5120N 4910W to 5240N 5105W to 5505N
5250W to 5630N 5710W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north
and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water in the eastern section except patches of 6 tenths
grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the extreme
western section. Patches of 6 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4740N 4930W to 4920N 4715W to 5200N 4720W to 5700N
5400W to 6027N 5919W to 6510N 5439W to 5915N 5203W to 5832N 5003W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 17 February 2019

'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 09:30 AM NST 17 February 2019

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 AM NST 17 February 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NST today dissipating low located over the North
Labrador Coast.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located over Belle
Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Monday low 962 mb located over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 AM NST 17 February 2019 A low pressure system over the North Labrador Coast will dissipate
this morning. Later today an intensifying low moving northwards from
Newfoundland will become the dominant system for the remainder of the
forecast period. Gale to storm force winds are forecast for today and
Monday with these features.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Lake Melville where a gale warning is in effect.

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

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