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South Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming light this evening except north 35 over northern sections Wednesday morning and afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon then becoming northwest 25 Wednesday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 11 to minus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon then building to 2 to 3 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 January 2020
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including a trace of first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4930N 5225W
to 5025N 5455W to 5030N 5235W to 5505N 5215W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N
5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including a trace of
first-year ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5537W to 5330N 5245W to 5500N 5306W to 5700N 5600W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 January 2020

'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 09:30 AM NST 28 January 2020

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 9:30 AM NST 28 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located over the Mid Labrador
Coast.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Mid Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over the South Labrador
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 AM NST 28 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will develop over the Mid Labrador Coast
tonight and move southwards on Wednesday. Strong to gale force
northerly winds are expected in the wake of this trough on Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for Mid
Labrador Coast, North Labrador Coast, and South Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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