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East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 18 February 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 Wednesday morning then increasing to east 30 Wednesday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray tonight and Wednesday morning. Freezing spray over northern sections Wednesday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 rising to minus 6 to minus 2 Wednesday afternoon.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 February 2020
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres except 2 to 3 over northern sections. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning and to 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 February 2020
Thursday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to west 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4805N 4930W
to 5420N 5050W to 5610N 5535W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4825N 4850W to 4900N 4810W to 5050N 4755W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 18 February 2020

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 18 February 2020 Tonight and Wednesday By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday deepening low 996 mb located over
Labrador Sea.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM NST 18 February 2020 A low pressure system will deepen over the Labrador Sea on Wednesday.
Generally strong to gale force northwesterly winds are forecast west
of this system.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
North Labrador Coast.

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

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