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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 October 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 25 this afternoon then becoming northwest 25 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 35 Sunday evening.

Rain overnight and Sunday morning. Fog patches forming near midnight and dissipating Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 24 October 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 October 2020
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 20 knots increasing to southwest 35.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 July 2020 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 July 2020 Forecasts have ended for the season.
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 23 October 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Oct estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5153N 5602W to 5145N 5430W to 5215N 5300W to 5500N 5030W to
5630N 5100W to 5700N 5500W to 6100N 5900W to 6200N 5600W to 5900N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 23 October 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Oct estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5153N 5602W to 5145N 5430W to 5215N 5300W to 5500N 5030W to
5630N 5100W to 5700N 5500W to 6100N 5900W to 6200N 5600W to 5900N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 October 2020

'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 3:00 AM NDT 24 October 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today Hurricane Epsilon 972 mb located southwest
of Laurentian Fan.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday Hurricane Epsilon 974 mb located south of
the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today trough located over the St. Lawrence River.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Sunday trough located over the West Coast of
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today high 1029 mb located over the northern
Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT today departing high 1029 mb located over the
northeastern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM NDT 24 October 2020 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
west today while hurricane epsilon nears the Southern Grand Banks
from the southwest. Gale force southeasterlies will spread across
southern waters this morning as hurricane epsilon approaches, while
gale force southerlies will develop over northern waters this
afternoon ahead of the trough. Gale force southeasterlies will veer
to hurricane force southwesterlies as epsilon crosses the Southern
Grand Banks Sunday morning. Gale to storm force northwesterlies are
expected in the wake of epsilon and the trough later on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks-southeastern half.
Storm warnings are in effect for Southeastern Grand
Banks-northwestern half and Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings
are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East Coast,
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Northern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 A.M. NDT, hurricane epsilon was located near latitude 36.5
north and longitude 62.1 west, about 730 nautical miles southwest of
Cape Race. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 70 knots and
central pressure at 972 MB. Epsilon is moving northward at 11 knots.
Epsilon is expected to make a turn to the northeast today and pass
through the Southern Grand Banks on Sunday as a hurricane or strong
post-tropical storm.

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