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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 19 April 2024

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to west 10 to 15 this afternoon then to south 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late overnight and to south 35 near noon Saturday.

Snow beginning overnight becoming rain or snow Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 7 to minus 1 rising to plus 2 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 19 April 2024
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 2 to 3 Saturday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 19 April 2024
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots backing to southeast 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 18 April 2024 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 5 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 18 April 2024 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4934N 5429W to 5238N
5222W to 5515N 5156W to 5641N 5703W to 6018N 6010W to 6200N 5854W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6200N 5528W to 6121N 5510W to 6048N
5347W to 6051N 5135W then eastward. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 4:21 PM EDT 18 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4729N 5245W to 4805N 4945W to 5155N 4710W to 5445N 4940W to 5625N
4830W to 5800N 4525W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5013N 6130W to Newfoundland near 4910N 5827W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 19 April 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.

Warnings (Ended)

Freezing spray warning ended

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 19 April 2024
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 19 April 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today ridge located over Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday departing ridge located east of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT Saturday approaching low 986 mb located near
Ungava Bay.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today dissipating low 1004 mb located northeast
of Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 AM NDT 19 April 2024 An intensifying low pressure system will approach the Hudson Strait
on Saturday. Gale force southerly winds will develop over the
Labrador Sea Saturday afternoon ahead of this system.

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

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