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South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 December 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots backing to north 25 to 35 near noon except north 35 to 45 over southeastern sections tonight. Wind becoming north 25 near noon Saturday then diminishing to north 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

Rain ending near midnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 December 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 7 to 10 metres becoming 5 to 7 this afternoon except 7 to 10 over southeastern sections overnight and Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 December 2023
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20.
Tuesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5213N 5538W to 5348N 5518W to
5559N 5947W to 6031N 6404W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 7 December 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5240N 5548W to 5315N 5400W to 5630N 5400W to 5830N 5630W to
6050N 5630W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 December 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 8 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today merging low 970 mb located over Belle
Isle Bank.
At 4:00 a.m. NST today merging low 940 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 938 mb located east
of Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching ridge located from Ungava
Bay to New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM NST 8 December 2023 A low pressure system over Belle Isle Bank will merge with a deep low
east of the Belle Isle Bank. The resulting low will remain
quasi-stationary southeast of the marine district throughout the
forecast period. Gale to storm force northeast to northwesterly winds
will diminish to strong to gale force this afternoon. Winds over most
waters will diminish further on Saturday as a ridge begins to build
in from the west.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Mid Labrador Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except East Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

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