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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 20 April 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northeast 25 knots except northeast 15 over northwestern sections today tonight and Wednesday.

Showers over southeastern sections today and Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 1 to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 20 April 2021

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 4 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 20 April 2021
Thursday Wind northeast 20 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 April 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday 2 tenths first-year ice except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 April 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5131N 5647W to
Newfoundland near 5122N 5638W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5000N 5552W to
5056N 5455W to 5433N 5235W to 5531N 5332W to 5632N 5601W to 5803N
5731W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 8 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 19 April 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4736N 5241W to 4805N 5135W to 5400N 5040W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N
5800W to 6050N 5315W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5016N 6030W to Newfoundland near 4901N 5821W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 20 April 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 982 mb located over Funk Island Bank.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight quasi-stationary low 989 mb located east
of Funk Island Bank.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Torngat Mountains.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 20 April 2021 A low pressure system located over Funk Island Bank will track
southeastward across the Northern Grand Banks later today. Strong to
gale force north to northeasterlies over southern waters will start
to gradually diminish later today.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
South Labrador Coast.

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