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Northwest Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 March 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening then backing to west 15 late overnight except west 25 over northern sections. Wind west 15 except west 25 over northern sections Tuesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northwestern sections late this afternoon tonight and Tuesday.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 March 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 March 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 6 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 5803N 5825W to 6130N 6015W to 6321N
5756W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western
section. 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the
extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:52 PM EST 8 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4919N 5344W to 5100N 4945W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 6035N 5325W to 5715N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5135N 5644W to Newfoundland near 5121N 5633W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 08 March 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.

Warnings (Ended)

Gale warning ended

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 08 March 2021
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 8 March 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Tuesday weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Strait of Belle Isle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM NST 8 March 2021 A trough of low pressure over Northern Belle Isle Bank will move
southeastward and depart east of Belle Isle Bank tonight. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the trough will diminish
tonight as a ridge of high pressure builds into the Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and South Labrador Sea.

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

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