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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 05 December 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 this morning then backing to southeast 10 to 15 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 this evening and to southeast 30 near midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 35 overnight then diminishing to southwest 25 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain. Fog patches forming near noon and dissipating overnight.

Temperatures plus 11 falling to plus 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 05 December 2020
Monday Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to west 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northerly 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 December 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday 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 4 December 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

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 03:00 AM 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 3:00 AM AST 5 December 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 1003 mb located north of
Cape Hatteras.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 979 mb located over Lurcher.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:54 AM AST 5 December 2020 A low pressure system will approach from the southwest today and
track slowly across the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of St. Lawrence on
Sunday. 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, and West 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 15 to 20 in the
afternoon and to 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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