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Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 05 December 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 near midnight and to southwest 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers overnight. Fog patches dissipating late overnight.

Temperatures plus 11 falling to plus 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 05 December 2020
Monday Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to west 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northerly 15 knots increasing to northerly 20.
Wednesday Wind north 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 December 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 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 5 December 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5000N 6645W to 4840N 6210W to
5015N 5915W to Quebec near 5120N 5800W. Sea ice north of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 8:00 PM AST 05 December 2020

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 8:00 PM AST 5 December 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 976 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 988 mb located near Prince Edward
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:40 PM AST 5 December 2020 A low pressure system over the Gulf of Maine this evening will track
slowly across the Bay of Fundy Sunday morning to eventually lie near
Prince Edward Island by Sunday evening. North of this system strong
to gale force northeasterlies will develop tonight. South of the
system, strong to gale force southeasterlies will shift to strong to
gale force west to southwesterlies, except over southwestern waters,
where storm force southwesterlies are expected tonight.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Browns Bank, Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope and East Scotian Slope.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Outlook for the start of the southwest lobster fishery.

For lfa34.

Sunday..Winds west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 35 in the
morning then diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sea state 5 to 7 metres diminishing to 3 to 4 metres in the
afternoon.

Monday..Winds northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20
In the afternoon and to northwest 10 to 15 late in the evening.
Seas 3 to 4 metres diminishing to 2 to 3 early in the morning and
To 1 to 2 in the afternoon.

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