South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 23 November 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots except southeast 25 over southeastern sections late this afternoon and 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.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 23 November 2017
Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Friday afternoon and to 4 to 6 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM 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.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

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 23 November 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 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
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 23 November 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 979 mb located over the eastern Gulf
of St. Lawrence.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 982 mb located over southeastern
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM 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 off the west coast of
Newfoundland 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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