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Funk Island Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 March 2024

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25 this morning then backing to southwest 15 to 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 25 near midnight then veering to west 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries tonight and Wednesday morning. Showers or flurries and occasional fog patches Wednesday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to zero this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 05 March 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 March 2024
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind north 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 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 Conditions

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 3:55 PM EST 4 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4831N 5307W to 5140N 4735W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N 5645W to 5835N
5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 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 3:55 PM EST 4 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4831N 5307W to 5140N 4735W to 5620N 5225W to 5815N 5645W to 5835N
5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 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 03:00 AM NST 05 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 03:00 AM NST 05 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 3:00 AM NST 5 March 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 984 mb located southeast of Greenland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 986 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching trough located over
Labrador Coast.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located southeast of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NST 5 March 2024 A low pressure system southeast of Greenland will depart today.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the low will
diminish over northern waters this morning as it weakens and a ridge
of high pressure continues to build in.

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 Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Belle Isle Bank,
Funk Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks.

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