South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 16 February 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight except south 35 over eastern sections overnight. Wind becoming west 30 Sunday afternoon.

Snow ending Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray over western sections this evening. Freezing spray over western sections Sunday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 February 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 3 to 5 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 16 February 2019
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water in the eastern section except patches of 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. Patches of 6 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5240W to 4745N 4950W
to 4825N 4835W to 5005N 5015W to 5120N 4910W to 5240N 5105W to 5505N
5250W to 5630N 5710W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north
and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water in the eastern section except patches of 6 tenths
grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the extreme
western section. Patches of 6 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4740N 4930W to 4920N 4715W to 5200N 4720W to 5700N
5400W to 6027N 5919W to 6510N 5439W to 5915N 5203W to 5832N 5003W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 16 February 2019

'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 4:00 PM NST 16 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 16 February 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 994 mb located northeast of Anticosti
Island.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday low 980 mb located over the North Labrador
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday intensifying low 976 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the East Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located east of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 PM NST 16 February 2019 A low pressure system northeast of Anticosti Island will move to lie
over the North Labrador Coast Sunday morning. Strong to gale force
winds will develop over the region with this system tonight and will
persist on Sunday.

A second low will develop northeast of Belle Isle Bank Sunday
afternoon and intensify as it moves to lie over the East Labrador Sea
late Sunday evening. Gale to storm force easterlies will develop over
the East Labrador Sea Sunday evening ahead of this feature.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except the North Labrador Coast - Saglek and south.

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