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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 09 December 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 knots diminishing to west 20 late overnight and to light Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to east 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries changing to snow Tuesday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections late this afternoon and tonight.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero rising to zero to plus 3 near noon Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 09 December 2019
Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning then building to 3 to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 09 December 2019
Wednesday Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 December 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4945N 5405W
to 5010N 5520W to 5310N 5510W to 5505N 5710W to 5615N 6030W to 5750N
6125W to 6025N 6420W then northwestward. Sea ice southwest then west
of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 09 December 2019

'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 4:00 PM NST 09 December 2019

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 PM NST 9 December 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 987 mb located north of the Marine
District.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday departing low 995 mb located north of
the Marine District.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over
Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
southern Quebec.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Tuesday low 988 mb located over the Mid Labrador
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM NST 9 December 2019 A low pressure system north of the marine district will slowly weaken
as a ridge of high pressure builds from the southwest. Strong to gale
force westerlies will diminish tonight between these features as the
low weakens.

A trough of low pressure over Quebec will move north tonight and
develop into a low over the Labrador coast Tuesday afternoon. Strong
to gale force east to southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, Northwest Labrador Sea, and
East Labrador Sea - southern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except East Labrador Sea.

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