South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 14 December 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except northwest 15 to 20 over western sections this evening. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 near midnight and to variable 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to west 15 to 20 Saturday morning then veering to northwest 25 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections today and tonight.

Temperatures minus 5 to minus 1 rising to zero Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 14 December 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight and to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 14 December 2018
Sunday Wind northwest 30 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southeast 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 December 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 December 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5320W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice southwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5355W to
4930N 5400W to 4930N 5425W to 4945N 5430W to Newfoundland near 4950N
5540W. Sea ice south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5000N 5600W to 5020N
5620W to 5130N 5515W to 5355N 5525W to 5555N 5930W to 5715N 6045W to
5800N 5910W then eastward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5550W to 5100N 5415W to 5215N 5000W to 5330N 5000W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 14 December 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 14 December 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 9:30 AM NST 14 December 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located over the
coast of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located over western Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 AM NST 14 December 2018 A ridge of high pressure over Western Labrador will slowly drift east
today and tonight to lie over the Labrador Sea by Saturday morning.
Meanwhile a trough off the coast of Greenland will continue to remain
stationary throughout the forecast period. Strong to gale force west
to northwesterlies will persist over most waters between these
features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Lake Melville, North Labrador Coast-
Saglek and south, and East Labrador Sea.

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