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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 February 2024

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 this evening and to south 35 to 45 Thursday morning.

Flurries changing to periods of rain or snow this evening and ending Thursday afternoon. Risk of freezing rain near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2 rising to plus 4 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2024
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 this afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2024
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 4838N 4957W
to 5407N 5022W to 5724N 5723W to 6011N 5858W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:51 PM EST 27 February 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4720N 4955W to 4900N 4735W to 5250N 4805W to 5815N
5730W to 5855N 5225W to 5725N 4705W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb 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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 February 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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 February 2024
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 28 February 2024 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 988 mb located southwest of Greenland.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating low 988 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday trough located on a line east-west over
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing ridge located east of Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 AM NST 28 February 2024 A low pressure system southwest of Greenland will continue tracking
eastwards, then dissipate east of Greenland later today. Strong to
gale force west to northwesterlies are expected behind the low as it
moves away.

A trough of low pressure will move over Labrador today, then track
north across the marine district on Thursday. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop ahead of the trough tonight, then shift
to strong to gale force south to westerlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea.

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