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Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 2024

Today Tonight and Monday.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots becoming light early this morning then becoming northeast 10 to 15 overnight except northeast 20 in the Approaches. Wind becoming light Monday afternoon.

Periods of rain today and tonight.

Temperatures near plus 3.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 2024
Tuesday Wind easterly 15 knots veering to southerly 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to northeast 30 to 40.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water. 

[ Canadian Ice Service ]

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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 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 2 March 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4622N 5930W
to 4718N 6010W to 4819N 6228W to 4926N 6050W to 4956N 5844W to 4816N
5942W to 4725N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 3 March 2024 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today high 1042 mb located southeast of the
Marine District.
By 3:00 a.m. AST today approaching low 1018 mb located near
Long Island.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1019 mb located south of Cape Sable.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Monday weakening low 1023 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Monday quasi-stationary high 1038 mb located over
the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM AST 3 March 2024 A low pressure system approaching from the Gulf of Maine will pass
east over slope waters today and Monday before passing southeast of
the district late on Monday. Strong to possibly gale force
southerlies ahead of the low will shift to strong to possibly gale
force northeasterlies north and west of the system. These cold
northeasterlies will also give freezing spray for parts of the Gulf
of St. Lawrence and the Cabot Strait.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Gulf - Magdalen, Chaleur - Miscou - eastern
half and Anticosti - eastern half.

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