South Labrador Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 23 January 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 25 early Wednesday morning and to southeast 45 near noon Wednesday. Wind veering to south 35 Wednesday evening.

Snow beginning early Wednesday morning changing to rain Wednesday evening. Visibility near zero in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray Wednesday morning and afternoon.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 15 rising to plus 1 Wednesday evening.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 23 January 2018
Tonight and Wednesday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5015N 5425W to 4950N 5210W to 5400N 5140W to 5720N 5735W to 5800N
5830W then northwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 23 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 23 January 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary low 966 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 995 mb located over western
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 976 mb located north of Anticosti

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over central Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM NST 23 January 2018 A low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain nearly
stationary as a ridge of high pressure slowly approaches from the
southwest. Strong to gale force northwesterlies over northwestern
waters will diminish tonight as the ridge moves offshore.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest on
Wednesday and cross Southeastern Labrador in the evening. Winds will
increase to strong to gale force easterlies as it approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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