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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 04 March 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late overnight and to variable 10 to 15 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures near minus 12.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 04 March 2024
Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning and to 1 to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 04 March 2024
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday 1 tenth first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 5120N 4857W
to 5345N 5024W to 5707N 5635W to 6001N 5800W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

1 tenth first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:55 PM EST 4 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4831N 5307W to 5140N 4735W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N 5645W to 5835N
5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 04 March 2024

'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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 04 March 2024

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 9:30 PM NST 4 March 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 983 mb located east of Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday low 982 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over central Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM NST 4 March 2024 A low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea will continue to track
eastward tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies in the wake of
the low will gradually diminish over the forecast period as the low
moves away and a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.

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

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

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