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Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 05:54 AM AST 04 February 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 early this evening then diminishing to west 15 overnight. Wind backing to south 20 near noon Sunday then veering to southwest 20 Sunday afternoon with gusts to 30 in the Approaches.

Scattered flurries ending this afternoon. Periods of snow Sunday afternoon changing to showers. Sea smoke dissipating this evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in sea smoke and 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending overnight.

Temperatures minus 18 rising to plus 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 knots diminishing to northeast 15.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots veering to northwest 25 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 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 Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac 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 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4538N 6452W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4543N 6215W to 4635N
6150W to 4650N 6339W to 4800N 6300W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to
5045N 5740W to 4815N 5945W to 4722N 5923W to Newfoundland near 4729N
5610W. Sea ice west then northeast of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4658N 6157W to 4713N 6215W to 4753N
6129W to 4738N 6105W to 4658N 6157W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 05:54 AM AST 04 February 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 05:54 AM AST 04 February 2023

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 956 mb located over Labrador
Sea.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today deepening low 950 mb located over Labrador
Coast.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 970 mb located northeast of
Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday trough located on a line north-south over
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM AST 4 February 2023 An area of low pressure over Labrador will continue to deepen as it
moves to lie over the Labrador Sea today and then will move to lie
northeast of Newfoundland tonight and will finally pass east of
forecast waters. Gale to storm force westerlies will persist until
late today, when they will diminish over western waters as a ridge of
high pressure approaches from the west. Late on Sunday a trough will
approach from the west, giving strong to possibly gale force
southerlies over southeastern waters.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and
Anticosti. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.
Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters.

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