Funk Island Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 14 December 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to south 25 this evening then increasing to south 50 after midnight except variable 20 over northwestern sections. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 Friday morning.

Rain or snow and fog banks beginning this evening changing to flurries or showers Friday morning.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 2 to plus 2 near noon Friday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 14 December 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 late overnight then subsiding to 4 to 6 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the afternoon then increasing to north 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind north 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 35.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water.  

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Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5135N 5535W to 5305N 5520W
to 5430N 5640W to 5600N 6025W to 5750N 6130W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5135N 5535W to 5305N 5520W
to 5430N 5640W to 5600N 6025W to 5750N 6130W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 3:30 PM NST 14 December 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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 14 December 2017 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 963 mb located over
northern Labrador.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today intensifying low 995 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday low 960 mb located over southeastern
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:14 PM NST 14 December 2017 An intense low pressure system over Northern Labrador will slowly
meander tonight into Friday. A second, fast moving low pressure
system south of Nova Scotia will rapidly intensify as it crosses the
Avalon Peninsula after midnight then accelerates towards the Labrador
Sea on Friday. The two lows will merge over the Labrador Sea Friday
night.

Over northwestern waters, strong to gale force southwesterlies will
persist tonight. Over southeastern waters, strong to gale force
southwesterlies will increase to storm force southerlies this evening
to the east of the second low. Gale to storm force southwesterlies
can be expected over most waters on Friday in the wake of both lows.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk
Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Belle Isle Bank.

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