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East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 09 December 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening and to light Sunday morning. Wind increasing to south 25 Sunday afternoon except south 35 over northwestern sections Sunday evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 December 2023

East Labrador Sea - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 Sunday morning. Seas building to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

East Labrador Sea - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 December 2023
Monday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 in the afternoon and to southwest 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 9 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5240N 5548W to 5345N 5315W to 5600N 5315W to 5830N 5630W to
6050N 5630W to 5850N 4540W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 09 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 9:30 AM NST 9 December 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 960 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing low 967 mb located southeast
of the Marine District.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 994 mb located over northern Ontario.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 989 mb located near Ungava Bay.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
western Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 AM NST 9 December 2023 A low pressure system east of Belle Isle Bank will remain nearly
stationary today before it tracks to the east tonight. Strong to gale
force north to northwesterlies will diminish today as a ridge begins
to move in from the west.

A second low pressure system is forecast to develop over Northern
Ontario tonight and track northeast to lie near Ungava Bay Sunday
evening. Strong to gale force south to southwesterlies are expected
to develop ahead of the system on Sunday.

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

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