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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 January 2022

Tonight and Friday.

Wind west 10 to 15 knots except west 25 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 20 late overnight then increasing to northwest 25 Friday evening.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northwestern sections late this afternoon and tonight. Freezing spray late overnight and Friday.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 January 2022
Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres becoming 1 to 2 near midnight except 2 to 3 over southeastern sections Friday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 January 2022
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.
Monday Wind south 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the western section. 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5738W to 6200N 5826W to 6324N 5758W
then northeastward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth
first-year ice in the western section. 9 plus tenths first-year ice
in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:04 PM EST 20 January 2022

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5210N 5550W to 5115N 5140W to 5230N 4905W to 5425N 5115W to
5600N 5500W to 5920N 5655W to 6035N 5210W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 20 January 2022

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 PM NST 20 January 2022 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over eastern Labrador.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight weakening ridge located over Belle
Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Friday intensifying trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM NST 20 January 2022 An intensifying trough of low pressure will develop on Friday over
the East Labrador Sea. Strong southwesterly winds ahead of the trough
will shift to gale force northwesterly winds over the East Labrador
Sea Friday afternoon in its wake.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water.

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