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East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 04 March 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind east 45 to 55 knots diminishing to east 25 to 35 near noon then becoming southeast 25 this evening. Wind southeast 25 Friday.

Rain or snow changing to flurries or showers this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 8 to 11 metres subsiding to 6 to 8 near noon and to 4 to 6 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind southeast 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots becoming north 25.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5304W
to 5013N 5428W to 5204N 5234W to 5501N 5240W to 5803N 5825W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:36 PM EST 4 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5745N 5225W to 5700N 4520W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5135N 5644W to Newfoundland near 5121N 5633W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 04 March 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located from the Torngat Mountains
to the East Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Friday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located south
of Lake Melville.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 AM NST 4 March 2021 A trough of low pressure stretching from the Torngat Mountains to the
East Labrador Sea will move to lie over the North Coast later today,
while a low pressure system south of Lake Melville remains nearly
stationary and gradually weakens.

Gale to storm force east to northeasterlies will persist to north of
the trough today, with strong to gale force southeasterlies to
northeasterlies elsewhere. Winds will diminish over all waters
tonight into Friday as both features weaken.

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

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