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South Labrador Coast

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 08 March 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 early this evening then backing to west 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind west 15 to 20 Tuesday.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 6 falling to minus 12 to minus 8 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 March 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 March 2021
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday 7 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4934N 5303W
to 5009N 5422W to 5146N 5143W to 5508N 5138W to 5710N 5737W to 5803N
5825W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice in the
extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 7 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

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 08 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 8 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located over Belle
Isle Bank.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 AM NST 8 March 2021 A trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Sea will move
southeastward today then 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, South Labrador Sea, and
Northwest 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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