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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 05 April 2020

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25 early Monday morning.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northwestern sections late this evening overnight and Monday.

Temperatures minus 5 to plus 1 falling to minus 10 to minus 2 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 05 April 2020
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 4 to 6 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 near noon Monday and to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 05 April 2020
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind east 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 5 April 2020 Today Tonight and Monday Ice pressure warning in effect. Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section and the extreme western section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice in the western section today and easing Monday evening. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 5 April 2020 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5845W to 6055N 5940W to 6240N 5740W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the northwestern section and the extreme western section.
Strong ice pressure in the pack ice in the western section today and
easing Monday evening.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:07 PM EDT 5 April 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5557W to 4515N 5640W to 4340N 4800W to 4600N 4450W to 4900N
4345W to 5330N 4800W to 5840N 5400W to 6000N 5245W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5809W to Quebec near 5019N 6005W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 05 April 2020

'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 NDT 05 April 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 05 April 2020

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 9:30 PM NDT 5 April 2020 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line east-west over
the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the South Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 PM NDT 5 April 2020 A trough of low pressure will pivot over the South Labrador Sea
tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies ahead of the trough
will shift to gale force easterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea, and East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and Northwest
Labrador Sea.

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