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Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 January 2020

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 25 early this morning and to southeast 25 to 30 near noon except southeast 35 in the Approaches. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 early this evening. Wind southwest 15 to 20 Monday.

Rain and fog patches this afternoon and this evening.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 6 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 January 2020
Tuesday Wind northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 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 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 25 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4535N 6455W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4520N 6430W. Sea ice east of the ice
edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4435N 6330W to 4420N
6245W to 4555N 5920W to 4935N 6140W to 4955N 5820W to 4750N 5950W to
4725N 5915W to Newfoundland near 4720N 5510W. Sea ice west then
north then east then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 January 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 3:00 AM AST 26 January 2020 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Banquereau.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over eastern Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today trough from 1002 mb low located from New
England to Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough from 995 mb low located from Maine
to East Scotian Slope.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Monday departing trough located over eastern
Laurentian Fan.

At 3:30 p.m. AST Monday quasi-stationary low 990 mb located over
the western Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:37 AM AST 26 January 2020 A low pressure system approaching from New England this morning will
move to lie near Maine this evening with a trough extending
southeastward to East Scotian Slope. The trough will move to lie east
of the marine district by Monday afternoon. The low will move across
New Brunswick tonight, then stall over the Western Gulf of St.
Lawrence on Monday.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the trough over
southwestern waters will spread to most waters later today and
tonight. Winds will diminish to moderate to strong southwesterlies in
the wake of the trough.

Winds will increase to strong northeasterlies on Monday north of the
low as it moves into the Western Gulf of St. Lawrence. These winds
could reach gale force.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore,
LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian
Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.

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