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South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 December 2023

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25 near noon and to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to north 30 late overnight except southwest 45 over southeastern sections. Wind becoming northwest 35 near noon Tuesday.

Snow or rain ending this morning. Snow or rain beginning this evening and changing to flurries near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 2 Tuesday evening.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 10 December 2023
Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 December 2023
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 25.
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2023 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2023 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5039N 5607W to 5102N 5505W
to 5348N 5518W to 5559N 5947W to 6031N 6404W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 10 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5240N 5548W to 5345N 5300W to 5600N 5300W to 5830N 5630W to
6050N 5630W to 5850N 4540W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 December 2023

'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 AM NST 11 December 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 980 mb located north of the Marine
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 974 mb located north of the
Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 999 mb located near
Cape Cod.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 985 mb located over the South
Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM NST 11 December 2023 A low pressure system north of the marine district will continue
northwards throughout the day today. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterly winds in the wake of the low will diminish today.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system near Cape Cod will intensify as it
tracks across Southeastern Labrador tonight and over the East
Labrador Sea on Tuesday. Gale force southerly winds will develop over
extreme southern waters south of the track of the low tonight.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force north to northwesterlies
over all offshore waters in the wake of the low on Tuesday.

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

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

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