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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 March 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 this evening then becoming northwest 25 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate this evening and ending Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures near minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Tuesday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 March 2024
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2024 Today Tonight and Monday 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2024 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 5032N 4940W
to 5329N 4920W to 5812N 5705W to 6001N 5800W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

1 tenth first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:07 PM EST 3 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4730N 4635W to 4910N 4555W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N
5645W to 5835N 5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar 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 04:00 AM NST 04 March 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 March 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 NST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 990 mb located southeast of
the East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 982 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM NST 4 March 2024 A low pressure system southeast of the Labrador Sea will continue to
track eastward today before stalling southeast of Greenland tonight.
Northwesterly gales in the wake of the low will gradually diminish
over the forecast period as the low moves away and a ridge builds in
from the west.

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 the Labrador Sea.

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