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East Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots except northwest 35 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 35 to 45 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to northwest 35 to 45 near noon Saturday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections late this afternoon tonight and Saturday.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 January 2020
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres except 5 to 7 over southern sections this evening and 5 to 7 over southern sections Saturday late in the day.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 in the morning.
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to east 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5240W
to 5020N 5540W to 5200N 5340W to 5440N 5340W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 January 2020

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 990 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating low 996 mb located east of
the East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 962 mb located over the
southwestern Grand Banks.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday low 956 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located over western
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 January 2020 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will slowly weaken
as it tracks east and dissipates west of Greenland. Meanwhile, an
intensifying low pressure system over the Southern Grand Banks will
track to lie southeast of the Labrador Sea on Saturday. Gale to storm
force northwesterlies are forecast over most waters throughout the
forecast period due to these systems.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast and South Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville.

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

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