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East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 07 December 2021

Tonight and Wednesday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind east 45 to 55 knots backing to north 45 to 55 late overnight except southwest 65 to 75 over southern sections. Wind becoming northwest 45 to 55 near noon Wednesday.

Snow or rain changing to flurries Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 07 December 2021
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres except 9 to 12 over southern sections overnight and Wednesday and 6 to 8 over southern sections Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 07 December 2021
Thursday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5227N 5538W to 5325N
5531W to 5406N 5705W to Labrador near 5430N 5724W. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5439N 5727W to 5502N
5753W to 5538N 5958W to 5718N 6100W to 5954N 6343W to Labrador near
6014N 6422W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 7 December 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5202N 5550W to 5200N 5430W to 5245N 5000W to 5500N 4900W to
5745N 5715W to 6120N 5900W to 6205N 5355W to 5940N 4815W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 07 December 2021

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 7 December 2021 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 946 mb located over the northwestern
South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 963 mb located southeast of
Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM NST 7 December 2021 A very intense low pressure system over the Labrador Sea will track
eastward tonight and Wednesday while slowly weakening. Gale to storm
force easterly to northeasterly winds ahead of the low shift to storm
to hurricane force southwesterlies to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for all waters except Lake Melville, Mid Labrador Coast -
north of Hopedale, and North Labrador Coast where storm warnings are
in effect.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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