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Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 03 December 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 30 this evening then veering to southwest 25 Friday morning except variable 15 over northwestern sections Friday evening.

Snow or rain ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 2 Friday evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 03 December 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres becoming 5 to 7 this morning except 3 to 5 over southern sections tonight and Friday. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 03 December 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 December 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 3 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 December 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 6045N 6245W to 6200N 6000W to 6500N
5745W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern


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

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 03 December 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 3 December 2020 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 989 mb located near Ungava Bay.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 989 mb located over southern Baffin

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Friday departing trough located over the
northeastern East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM NST 3 December 2020 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will move
northeastwards to lie north of the Labrador Sea by Friday morning.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of this trough will
diminish to strong southwesterlies in its wake tonight.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for North Labrador
Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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

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