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Funk Island Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 31 January 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20 near noon then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 25 overnight and to northwest 35 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning this evening changing to flurries Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northwestern sections Wednesday morning. Freezing spray Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2 falling to minus 10 to minus 5 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 31 January 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 31 January 2023
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 50 to 60.
Saturday Wind southeast 60 to 70 knots diminishing to southwest 40 to 50.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water.  

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Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5219N 5314W to 5453N 5247W to 5627N 5609W to
5803N 5704W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5219N 5314W to 5453N 5247W to 5627N 5609W to
5803N 5704W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 2:10 PM EST 30 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4800W to 5040N 4655W to 5815N 5630W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 2:10 PM EST 30 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4800W to 5040N 4655W to 5815N 5630W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 31 January 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

Funk Island Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NST 31 January 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 3:00 AM NST 31 January 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 1018 mb located over the
Gulf of Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 1002 mb located over the Avalon
Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:54 AM NST 31 January 2023 A trough of low pressure stretching across the Grand Banks will move
southeast of the district later today. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies ahead of the trough will diminish to light to
moderate in its wake.

An intensifying low pressure system over the Gulf of Maine will track
northeastward crossing the Avalon Peninsula overnight before moving
east of Funk Island Bank Wednesday afternoon. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will develop ahead of the low then shift to strong to
gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and the Southern
Grand Banks.

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