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Funk Island Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 04 March 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 Tuesday morning then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Tuesday evening.

Flurries ending overnight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon Tuesday.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 4 rising to zero Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 5 to 7 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 04 March 2024
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots veering to northwest 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25.
Friday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 2 tenths first-year ice in the extreme northern section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 5120N 4857W
to 5345N 5024W to 5707N 5635W to 6001N 5800W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths first-year ice in the extreme northern
section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4806N 5251W to 5120N 4857W
to 5345N 5024W to 5707N 5635W to 6001N 5800W to 6200N 5653W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 1:30 PM EST 4 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4730N 4635W to 4910N 4555W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N
5645W to 5835N 5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 1:30 PM EST 4 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4730N 4635W to 4910N 4555W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N
5645W to 5835N 5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 3:30 PM NST 04 March 2024

'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 3:30 PM NST 04 March 2024

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 3:30 PM NST 4 March 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today deepening low 992 mb located southeast of
Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 982 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:16 PM NST 4 March 2024 A low pressure system southeast of the Labrador Sea will continue to
track eastward tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies in the
wake of the low will gradually diminish over the forecast period as
the low moves away and a ridge of high pressure builds in from the
west.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for East Coast, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island
Bank, and Northern Grand Banks.

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