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North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 20 this evening then veering to southeast 25 late overnight. Wind southeast 25 Monday.

Flurries changing to snow near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Over open water risk of freezing spray late this evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to minus 4 to zero overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 January 2021
Tonight and Monday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45.
Thursday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice overnight and continuing Monday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1
tenth first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure
developing in the pack ice overnight and continuing Monday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 17 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5151N 5607W to 5145N 5400W to 5700N 5400W to 5935N 5620W to
6430N 5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2021

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 January 2021 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today departing ridge located over Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Cabot Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM NST 17 January 2021 A trough of low pressure approaching from the southwest will cross
the Labrador Sea on Monday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of the trough tonight. Winds will diminish to a strong
southeasterly in the wake of the trough for most areas on Monday.

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

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