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Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind light increasing to southwest 10 to 15 knots this afternoon and to southwest 20 this evening except southwest 30 in the Approaches overnight and Friday morning. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Flurries beginning this evening changing to showers near midnight then to flurries Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 7 rising to plus 2 near midnight then falling to minus 15 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind northwest 30 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25.
Monday Wind southwest 30 knots diminishing to north 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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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 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 Mont-Louis - 45138 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 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4538N 6452W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4551N 6200W to 4630N
6145W to 4700N 6330W to 4800N 6245W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to
5020N 5800W to Newfoundland near 4926N 5812W. Sea ice west then
northeast of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4658N 6157W to 4713N 6215W to 4753N
6129W to 4738N 6105W to 4658N 6157W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 02 February 2023

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 995 mb located over central Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Friday low 986 mb located over eastern Quebec.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Friday trough from low located from Anticosti
Island to Grand Manan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM AST 2 February 2023 An intensifying low pressure system approaching from Central Quebec
will bring strong to gale force southerlies and gale force
northwesterlies across the marine region beginning Friday morning.
An extremely cold air mass will usher in behind this low, leading to
severe freezing spray on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except
Laurentian Fan and Banquereau - southeastern half.

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