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South Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except northwest 35 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 35 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 Thursday morning.

Rain or snow becoming snow near noon then flurries this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections today and tonight. Freezing spray overnight and Thursday morning.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 14 to minus 6 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Thursday morning and to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind west 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 7 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4838N 5301W to 4930N 5315W
to 5030N 5519W to 5246N 5358W to 5444N 5456W to 5544N 5633W to 5803N
5738W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:15 PM EST 18 January 2022

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5210N 5550W to 5130N 5155W to 5215N 5030W to 5425N 5135W to
5600N 5500W to 5920N 5655W to 6035N 5210W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2022

'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 04:00 AM NST 19 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 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 980 mb located near the South Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today low 983 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough from low located on a line north-south
over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today trough from low located on a line north-south
over the East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located over northern Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM NST 19 January 2022 A low pressure system over the South Labrador Sea will move to lie
north of the district today. A trough extending northward and
southward from the low will move eastward to cross the Labrador Sea
today and tonight. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will persist
ahead of the trough, then shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect all remaining waters
except Lake Melville.

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

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