South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 December 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 20 near midnight except north 30 over northwestern sections Wednesday morning. Wind becoming northeast 25 near noon Wednesday except north 35 to 45 over northwestern sections.

Snow or rain beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 December 2018
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning and to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4800N 5315W to 4835N 5255W
to 4940N 5340W to 5000N 5520W to 5315N 5510W to 5430N 5610W to 5640N
6030W to 5800N 5910W then northeastwards. Sea ice southwest of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5553W to 5300N 5200W to 5415N 5200W to 5500N 5500W then

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 18 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 18 December 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today weakening low 993 mb located over southern
Baffin Island.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing low 993 mb located over
Davis Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 972 mb located over Cabot Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 968 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 6:21 PM NST 18 December 2018 A low pressure system is expected to approach the Labrador Sea from
the south on Wednesday to lie over the Belle Isle Bank by Wednesday
evening. Strong to gale force northeast to northwesterlies will
develop over all waters on Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek,
Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Mid Labrador Coast, and North Labrador Coast.

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