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South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 15 January 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 20 knots backing to west 10 to 15 this evening then to south 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 25 Saturday morning.

Flurries ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections today. Freezing spray over western sections Saturday.

Temperatures minus 7 to minus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 15 January 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 15 January 2021
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to east 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 8 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5155N 5425W
to 5305N 5405W to 5800N 5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white
ice in the extreme northwestern section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 14 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5202N 5547W to 5230N 5400W to 5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 15 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 15 January 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 1002 mb located over the northeastern
Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low located over the East
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Torngat Mountains.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating ridge located over the East
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located west of
Ungava Bay.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 AM NST 15 January 2021 A low pressure system over northeastern areas of the Northwest
Labrador Sea will slowly track eastward and weaken today. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies to the west of this system will gradually
subside today.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Northwest Labrador Sea. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Mid
Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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