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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 January 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind north 20 knots backing to northwest 15 this morning then veering to north 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 30 Thursday morning then diminishing to northwest 20 Thursday afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Thursday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this evening and ending Thursday evening.

High today minus 1. Low tonight minus 11. High Thursday minus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 January 2020
Friday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 35 knots backing to northerly 35 to 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 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 Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan 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 28 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4435N 6330W to 4420N 6245W
to 4555N 5930W to 4745N 6040W to 4805N 6010W to 4935N 6145W to 4945N
5810W to 4830N 5920W to 4725N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4710N
5525W. Sea ice west then north then east then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 January 2020

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 3:00 AM AST 29 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 988 mb located south of the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 976 mb located east of
Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying trough located over
southwestern Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Thursday low 1003 mb located south of Laurentian
Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today high 1028 mb located over Ontario.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday high 1028 mb located over New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:45 AM AST 29 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will develop over Southwestern Newfoundland
this evening and intensify as it sweeps southward to lie south of
Laurentian Fan by Thursday afternoon. Gale force northerly winds will
develop behind this system. For eastern shore and Sable regions,
these gales will be confined to central sections.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope - eastern half, Laurentian
Fan - western half, Northumberland Strait - eastern half, and Gulf
Magdalen - eastern half.

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

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