North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon except northwest 25 over northern sections overnight and Saturday. Wind increasing to northwest 35 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray tonight and Saturday.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 January 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5325W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to
4945N 5430W to 4940N 5450W to Newfoundland near 4930N 5510W. Sea ice
south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to 5105N
5245W to 5455N 5250W to 5610N 5605W to 5800N 5720W then northwards.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2018

'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 4:00 AM NST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
north-south over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM NST 19 January 2018 An intensifying trough of low pressure will persist over the Labrador
Sea throughout the forecast period. As the trough deepens, strong to
gale force easterlies will develop over northeastern waters, while
strong to gale force westerlies to northwesterlies will develop to
its west and south.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast and Labrador Sea.

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

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