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East Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 December 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 25 knots except southeast 55 over northeastern sections this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 near midnight. Wind southwest 20 Saturday.

Snow or rain ending this morning. Flurries tonight and Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 03 December 2020

East Labrador Sea - northern half

Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 10 this evening then subsiding to 5 to 7 Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Friday afternoon.

East Labrador Sea - southern half

Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 December 2020
Sunday Wind west 15 to 20 knots becoming variable 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 25.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 December 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 December 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5210N 5535W to 5335N 5430W to
5545N 5920W to 6045N 6245W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 3 December 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5551W to 5045N 5315W to 5500N 5200W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N
5300W to 5800N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5610W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5556W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 December 2020

'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 4:00 AM NST 4 December 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 982 mb located southeast of Baffin
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 994 mb located over Hudson Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the East Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST today departing trough located north of Labrador

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM NST 4 December 2020 A trough of low pressure over the East Labrador Sea will move to lie
north of the Labrador Sea this morning. Storm force southeasterlies
ahead of this trough will diminish to strong southerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for North Labrador Coast.

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