Funk Island Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 30 January 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 20 knots increasing to east 35 this afternoon except south 30 over eastern sections tonight. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 late overnight then becoming northwest 25 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light Saturday afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

Snow changing to rain and fog banks this afternoon and ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog banks.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 5 near midnight then falling to minus 1 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 30 January 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 5 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.  

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Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5035N 5000W to 5400N 5055W to 5545N 5515W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5035N 5000W to 5400N 5055W to 5545N 5515W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 30 January 2015

'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 10:00 AM NST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador to Belle
Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located over Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 1002 mb located over the southwestern
Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing low 990 mb located northeast
of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 990 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:57 AM NST 30 January 2015 A low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks will move
northeastward to pass over the Eastern Avalon Peninsula this
afternoon before reaching the Belle Isle Bank tonight. Strong to gale
force northeasterlies north of the low will spread northwards through
the eastern marine district today to reach the Belle Isle Bank by
tonight. Strong to gale force southerlies to the east and southeast
of the low will shift to strong westerlies in its wake.

A second low pressure system will move northward and approach the
marine district late on Saturday. Strong to gale force easterlies are
forecast to develop late Saturday ahead of this feature over
southwestern portions of the marine district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Coast - north of
Cape St. John, and the Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au
Port, Northeast Coast and the Belle Isle Bank.

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