Funk Island Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 28 March 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 near midnight and to northwest 15 to 20 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending Wednesday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 28 March 2017
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 28 March 2017
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 20 in the morning and to northeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind northeast 40 to 50 knots.
Saturday Wind north 35 to 45 knots backing to northwest 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice.  

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Funk Island Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4655N 4740W
to 4730N 4650W to 5210N 5100W to 5535N 5220W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4655N 4740W
to 4730N 4650W to 5210N 5100W to 5535N 5220W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4715N 5259W to 4630N 4700W to 4715N 4400W to 5000N 4400W to 5145N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4715N 5259W to 4630N 4700W to 4715N 4400W to 5000N 4400W to 5145N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 28 March 2017

'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 3:30 PM NDT 28 March 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 978 mb located east of the Flemish Cap.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday departing low located east of the
Marine District.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Cabot Strait.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT Wednesday approaching low 1004 mb located south
of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:22 PM NDT 28 March 2017 Gale force northwesterlies over eastern waters will diminsh tonight
as a low pressure system east of the district weakens and moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank,
Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast.

A low pressure system is forecast to move over the Southern Grand
Banks on Thursday then stall as it deepens into a major storm before
moving away on Saturday. Current guidance suggests that a very long
duration of gale to storm force northerly winds will accompany this
system from Thursday night through Saturday over most of the marine
district. Over the Northeast Coast as well as the East Coast,
particularly north of Cape St. Francis, these persistent northerly
winds could result in extensive ice buildup or pressure, both along
the outer coastline and in the bays. High waves and pounding surf are
also likely along the east facing coastline of the Avalon Peninsula.
Mariners are advised to consider what impacts these events could pose
and closely monitor future forecasts when determining what, if any
precautions might be needed.

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