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East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 January 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 this morning and to west 20 this afternoon. Wind backing to south 25 this evening then diminishing to variable 15 to 20 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray today and early this evening except severe freezing spray over northwestern sections this morning.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 rising to minus 1 near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 January 2023
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 Saturday morning and to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 January 2023
Monday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the morning then backing to west 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5021N 5537W to 5132N 5437W to 5455N 5430W to 5803N 5743W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W to 6159N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:50 PM EST 27 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4930N 4900W to 5000N 4745W to 5100N 4735W to 5815N
5630W to 6005N 5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 January 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 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 AM NST 28 January 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 969 mb located north of the East
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 980 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located near James Bay.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM NST 28 January 2023 An intense low pressure system north of the East Labrador Sea will
move to lie east of Greenland by this afternoon. Gale to storm force
northwesterly winds in the wake of the trough will diminish as a
ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.

Another trough of low pressure near James Bay will track
northeastward today and track across the Labrador Sea on Sunday.
Strong southwesterlies ahead of the trough will veer to strong to
gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the trough on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

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

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