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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 January 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 this morning except southeast 25 over northwestern sections tonight. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight except northwest 35 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 35 Wednesday morning.

Snow beginning early this morning becoming rain or snow this evening then snow near noon Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray this morning. Freezing spray over western sections Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to zero this morning then falling to minus 10 to minus 2 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 5 to 7 this afternoon except 7 to 9 over eastern sections overnight and Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind west 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4838N 5301W to 4930N 5315W
to 5031N 5513W to 5138N 5407W to 5344N 5424W to 5532N 5638W to 5803N
5738W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice in the extreme
northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:50 PM EST 17 January 2022

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5210N 5550W to 5130N 5235W to 5215N 5045W to 5430N 5125W to
5600N 5500W to 5920N 5655W to 6035N 5210W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 18 January 2022

'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 04:00 AM NST 18 January 2022

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 4:00 AM NST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located near the Gaspe Peninsula.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 980 mb located over the South
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough from low located on a line north-south
over northern Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough from low located on a line
north-south over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM NST 18 January 2022 A low pressure system will approach from the southwest today to lie
near Lake Melville by this evening and move over the Labrador Sea
overnight. A trough extending northward from the low will move
eastward across Northern Quebec to lie over the Labrador Sea by this
evening. Gale force southeasterlies will spread across the district
today ahead of the trough then shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect
all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water.

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