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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 10 April 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 near noon then diminishing to southwest 25 early this evening. Wind veering to west 20 near midnight then diminishing to west 15 Saturday evening.

Showers ending this evening.

High today plus 5. Low tonight zero. High Saturday plus 6.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 10 April 2020
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind south 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30.
Tuesday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday 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 EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4555N 5950W to 4555N 5930W
to 4725N 6030W to 4840N 6230W to 4925N 6015W to 4730N 5925W to
Newfoundland near 4725N 5535W. Sea ice west north and east of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 10 April 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 10 April 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today low 965 mb located over the Bay of Fundy.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight low 974 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT Saturday low 984 mb located over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:40 AM ADT 10 April 2020 An intense low pressure system will track through the Bay of Fundy to
lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence this evening. The low will track
slowly northeastward on Saturday. Gale to storm force easterly winds
ahead of the disturbance will become strong to gale force westerlies
in its wake.

In addition, due to a series of abnormally high astronomical tides,
this system will bring higher than normal water levels and a
likelihood of coastal flooding to Miramichi northward to the Acadian
Peninsula and the Bay of Chaleur and along the coasts of iles de la
Madeleine late this morning. This will also occur for the Yarmouth
area at high tide around noon. Higher than normal water levels and
rough surf is expected along the Atlantic Coast at high tide this
morning. There may also be some minor flooding along parts of the
Northumberland Strait coast of Prince Edward Island near noon.
Finally, there may be some coastal erosion and damage due to rough
and pounding surf along east facing shorelines in the Gulf of St.
Lawrence, especially for Northern New Brunswick, Gaspésie and iles de
la Madeleine.

Marine interest are advised that high water level warnings are in
effect for Lurcher, Chaleur-Miscou and Gulf-Magdalen.

Marine interests are also advised that storm warnings are in effect
for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti -
southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining

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