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Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 07 February 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northeast 30 knots with gusts to 40 in the Approaches. Wind diminishing to northeast 20 near noon and to light this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 15 Wednesday morning then veering to northwest 20 Wednesday evening.

A risk of freezing spray in the Approaches this morning.

Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 20 knots veering to southwest 25.
Saturday Wind light increasing to northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday 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 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 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4529N 6511W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4519N 6058W to 4540N
5837W to 4755N 6124W to 4725N 6236W to 4849N 6316W to 4844N 6057W to
4934N 6117W to 4953N 5854W to 4721N 5958W to Newfoundland near 4729N
5610W. Sea ice west then northeast of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 985 mb located south of Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 990 mb located south of Laurentian Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday weakening ridge located from
Newfoundland to Nova Scotia.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over New Brunswick.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday trough located over the eastern Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM AST 7 February 2023 An intense low pressure system just south of Georges Bank will
Move slowly eastward to lie east of the marine district on
Wednesday. Gale to storm force northeasterlies over the southern
Half of the marine district will gradually diminish today and
Tonight as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope and East Scotian Slope.
Gale warnings are in effect for Grand Manan, Lurcher, browns banks,
southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, eastern shore, Sable, Fourchu,
Banquereau and Laurentian Fan.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf - Magdalen,
Chaleur - Miscou and Anticosti.

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