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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 April 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 this morning then increasing to southeast 25 this evening. Wind veering to southwest 25 late overnight except variable 15 to 20 over northwestern sections. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 near noon Tuesday then veering to west 25 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries tonight and Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over southern sections Tuesday morning.

Temperatures plus 2 falling to minus 5 to zero Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 21 April 2024
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres except 2 to 3 over eastern sections tonight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 April 2024
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 25 to 35.
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 April 2024 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme southwestern and northwestern sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 April 2024 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5117N 5728W to 5127N 5644W to
Newfoundland near 5122N 5637W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4934N 5429W to
5238N 5222W to 5515N 5156W to 5641N 5703W to 6005N 5856W to 6200N
5854W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the extreme southwestern and northwestern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 21 April 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4729N 5245W to 4805N 4945W to 5155N 4710W to 5445N 4940W to 5445N
4940W to 5625N 4855W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5013N 6130W to Newfoundland near 4905N 5804W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 April 2024

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 22 April 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 1000 mb located west of
Anticosti Island.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday low 986 mb located over the Mid Labrador
Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT today dissipating trough located over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM NDT 22 April 2024 An intensifying low pressure system just west of Anticosti Island
will track northeast through Labrador today and tonight to lie over
the Labrador Sea by midday Tuesday. Strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies will develop south of the low overnight tonight and
tomorrow.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lake Melville, South Labrador Coast, and Mid Labrador Coast -
Hopedale and south.

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

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