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South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 December 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Wind northwest 30 knots backing to southwest 25 this evening then veering to west 30 near noon Monday.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections late this afternoon tonight and Monday.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 08 December 2019
Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 December 2019
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4945N 5405W
to 5010N 5520W to 5310N 5510W to 5505N 5710W to 5615N 6030W to 5750N
6125W to 6025N 6420W then northwestward. Sea ice southwest then west
of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 08 December 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 8 December 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today departing trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 992 mb located over the East Labrador
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday low 990 mb located north of the Marine

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located from the Torngat Mountains
to the Maritimes.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Monday departing ridge located east of Labrador

By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday building ridge located on a line east-west
over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM NST 8 December 2019 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will cause gale
force northerlies to westerlies in the vicinity of the low tonight.
Winds will diminish on Monday as the low tracks north of the

Later on Monday, a ridge of high pressure will build over Labrador.
Gale force westerlies will develop over northwestern waters between
the exiting trough and the building ridge.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except East Labrador Sea.

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