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South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 December 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 30 late this morning and to north 35 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries changing to rain or snow Thursday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 December 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres except 3 to 4 over southeastern sections. Seas building to 3 to 4 this afternoon and to 4 to 6 near noon Thursday and to 6 to 8 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 December 2023
Friday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 December 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 December 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5213N 5538W to 5348N 5518W to
5559N 5947W to 6031N 6404W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 5 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5240N 5548W to 5315N 5415W to 5700N 5415W to 5830N 5630W to
6050N 5630W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 December 2023

'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 AM NST 6 December 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
the South Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday dissipating trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today weakening low 967 mb located southeast
of Greenland.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located south of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM NST 6 December 2023 A low pressure system is expected to approach the marine district
from the east today and Thursday. Strong to gale force northeast to
northwesterlies are expected to develop over all waters ahead of this

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the East Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

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