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South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 07 February 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 35 this evening then diminishing to southwest 25 Wednesday afternoon. Wind veering to northwest 20 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Flurries Wednesday late in the day.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 8 to minus 4 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 07 February 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres except 4 over eastern sections. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 7 tenths grey-white ice in the southwestern 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 Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques 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 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N 5332W
to 5015N 5520W to 5112N 5316W to 5324N 5057W to 5535N 5319W to 5618N
5621W to 5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths grey-white ice in the southwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 7 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4915N 4845W to 5120N 4710W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 07 February 2023

'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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 07 February 2023

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 9:30 AM NST 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located over southern Greenland.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located over northern Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 AM NST 7 February 2023 Strong to gale force westerlies over the Labrador Sea between a
trough of low pressure along the Greenland coast and a ridge of high
pressure over Belle Isle Bank will diminish today as the trough
departs.

Another trough of low pressure approaching from Quebec will move to
lie over northern waters this evening. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will develop south of this trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, South Labrador Coast, and North Labrador
Coast - north of Saglek.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea, Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern
half, and East Labrador Sea.

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