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North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 January 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 knots diminishing to southeast 25 this afternoon and to southeast 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Friday morning.

Snow changing to flurries this morning and ending overnight. Snow Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Over open water risk of freezing spray this afternoon and tonight.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 8 to minus 4 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 January 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 January 2021
Saturday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind north 25 knots.
Monday Wind north 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure today easing Thursday afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 2
tenths first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure
today easing Thursday afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 20 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 January 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2021

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 21 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located over the Torngat Mountains.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday departing trough located over the Torngat
Mountains.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching trough located southeast of
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM NST 21 January 2021 A weakening trough of low pressure over the North Labrador Coast will
slowly depart the district tonight. Gale to storm force easterlies in
the wake of this trough will diminish to moderate to strong
southeasterlies.

Meanwhile, a second trough will approach the district from the
southeast on Friday to lie off the Labrador coast Friday afternoon.
Winds will shift to moderate to strong northerlies ahead of this
trough and reintensify into strong to gale force easterlies in its
wake.

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 and South Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Coast and Mid Labrador Coast.

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