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Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 29 February 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind west 30 knots diminishing to west 20 late overnight. Wind west 20 Friday.

Periods of rain changing to scattered flurries this morning and ending near noon Friday.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this evening.

High today plus 5. Low tonight minus 10. High Friday minus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 February 2024
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind light becoming northeast 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 29 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday Open water. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 East Chedabucto Bay – 44488 West Chedabucto Bay – 44489 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 29 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4622N 5930W
to 4718N 6010W to 4819N 6228W to 4926N 6050W to 4956N 5844W to 4816N
5942W to 4725N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 29 February 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 10:00 AM AST 29 February 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. AST today cold front located from Anticosti Island
to West Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight weakening cold front located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located near the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Friday ridge located over the southwestern Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 AM AST 29 February 2024 An intense cold front extending from a low over Quebec will move
eastward across the marine district today. Gale force southerly winds
ahead of the front will shift to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope and
East Scotian Slope.

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