Halifax Harbour and Approaches
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.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EDT 9 April 2020 Today Tonight and Friday
Ice EdgeIce 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
Warnings (In effect)
Halifax Harbour and ApproachesIssued 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 SynopsisIssued 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
At 3:30 p.m. ADT Saturday low 984 mb located over Labrador.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 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
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
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - northwestern half
- Anticosti - southeastern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northwestern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southeastern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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