South Labrador Sea - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 19 December 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots except north 25 to 35 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming north 35 to 45 this afternoon then diminishing to north 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.

Snow or rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 December 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 December 2018
Friday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to south 35.
Sunday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

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 5855W 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 - northwestern half

Issued 09:30 AM NST 19 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 9:30 AM NST 19 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 974 mb located over northeastern
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located over southeastern
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 AM NST 19 December 2018 A low pressure system over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland will
move to lie over Belle Isle Bank this evening then remain nearly
stationary. Strong to gale force northeast to northwesterlies will
develop over most waters today and persist on Thursday. However, over
the south and Mid Labrador Coast, storm force northwesterlies will
develop this evening and persist overnight.

Marine interests are advised that storm warning are in effect for the
south and Mid Labrador Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for
remaining waters except Lake Melville, North Labrador Coast - north
of Saglek and the Northwest Labrador Sea - northeastern half.

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

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