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South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 16 April 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday morning then becoming south 15 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries ending Saturday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections this morning.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 16 April 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 16 April 2021
Sunday Wind south 20 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 knots backing to northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 15 April 2021 Today Tonight and Friday 2 tenths first-year ice except 7 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 15 April 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4958N 5530W to 5121N 5335W
to 5455N 5210W to 5619N 5637W to 5803N 5748W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 15 April 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4703N 5258W to 4715N 5045W to 5110N 4850W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N
5830W to 6030N 5150W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5126N 5710W to Newfoundland near 5045N 5704W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 16 April 2021

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 NDT 16 April 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday By 4:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary low 970 mb located east
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM NDT 16 April 2021 Gale force northwesterly winds over the East Labrador Sea will
diminish today as a low pressure system east of Greenland begins to
weaken and a ridge of high pressure builds in from the northwest.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea.

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

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