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South Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 December 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind southwest 25 knots veering to west 30 near noon then diminishing to west 20 overnight. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday morning then increasing to east 30 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries ending overnight. Snow Tuesday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections today and tonight.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero rising to zero to plus 3 Tuesday evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 December 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 December 2019
Wednesday Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 4945N 5405W
to 5010N 5520W to 5310N 5510W to 5505N 5710W to 5615N 6030W to 5750N
6125W to 6025N 6420W then northwestward. Sea ice southwest then west
of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 December 2019

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 9 December 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 993 mb located over the East Labrador
By 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating low 990 mb located north of
the Marine District.

By 4:00 p.m. NST today building ridge located on a line east-west
over Labrador.

By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight approaching trough located on a line
east-west over southern Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM NST 9 December 2019 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will cause gale
force westerlies in the vicinity of the low. Winds will diminish this
morning as the low tracks north of the district.

Later today, a ridge of high pressure will build over Labrador.
Gale force westerlies will develop over northwestern waters between
the exiting low and the building ridge.

An east-west trough of low pressure will move north across Labrador
on Tuesday. Strong to gale force east to southeasterlies will develop
ahead of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea -
southern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except East Labrador Sea.

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