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South Labrador Sea - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 03 March 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 25 this evening and to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind backing to east 35 Thursday morning.

Snow changing to flurries Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

A risk of freezing spray over western sections tonight.

Temperatures minus 5 to zero.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 03 March 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 10 this morning then subsiding to 5 to 7 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 03 March 2021
Friday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 4 tenths first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4912N 5250W
to 5007N 5418W to 5125N 5306W to 5421N 5241W to 5802N 5825W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths first-year ice in the western section.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:59 PM EST 3 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5745N 5225W to 5700N 4520W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5135N 5644W to Newfoundland near 5121N 5633W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 03 March 2021

'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 PM NST 3 March 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
the South Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the North Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 976 mb located over
southeastern Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 PM NST 3 March 2021 A trough of low pressure over far southern waters will move to lie
over the North Labrador Coast on Thursday. Meanwhile, a low pressure
system over Southeastern Labrador will remain nearly stationary for
the next couple of days. Gale to storm force east to northeasterly
winds can be expected to the north of the trough. With strong to gale
force southeasterly to northeasterly winds to its south.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Lake Melville.

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