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East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 January 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 late overnight and to northwest 45 to 55 Friday evening.

Flurries changing to snow or rain overnight then to flurries Friday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending overnight. Freezing spray beginning Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 rising to plus 3 Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 January 2023
Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 6 to 8 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 January 2023
Saturday Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5021N 5526W to 5123N 5430W to 5426N 5401W to 5803N 5805W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6142N 5807W to 6200N 5747W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 26 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4910W to 5020N 4800W to 5215N 4845W to 5815N
5630W to 6005N 5015W to 5805N 4545W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 26 January 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 26 January 2023

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 PM NST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 982 mb located over New
Brunswick.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 970 mb located over central Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over
Labrador.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight dissipating ridge located over Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 PM NST 26 January 2023 An intensifying low pressure system approaching from the southwest
will cross the Labrador Sea on Friday. Gale to storm force
southeasterly to northeasterly winds will develop ahead of the low
tonight before shifting to gale to storm force west to
northwesterlies in its wake on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Lake Melville where a gale warning is in effect.

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

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