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Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 26 January 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 50 knots diminishing to southwest 40 early this evening and to southwest 30 near midnight. Wind veering to west 25 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 15 late Friday morning.

Rain ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Temperatures plus 10 falling to minus 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 26 January 2023
Saturday Wind light becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind south 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 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 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 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4542N 6218W to Prince
Edward Island near 4559N 6231W. Sea ice southwest of the ice edge.

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

Third ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4628N 6240W
to 4730N 6430W to 4905N 6319W to 4853N 6138W to 4948N 6050W to 5044N
5740W to Newfoundland near 4925N 5813W. Sea ice west then east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 3:30 PM AST 26 January 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. AST today intensifying low 983 mb located over central
New Brunswick.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 974 mb located near Anticosti Island.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Friday low 972 mb located over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 PM AST 26 January 2023 An intensifying low pressure system over Central New Brunswick will
track northeastward to lie near Anticosti Island this evening.
The system will move across Labrador later tonight. Storm to isolated
hurricane force southerlies ahead of the associated cold front will
diminish to strong to gale force southwesterlies in the wake of the

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Gulf-Magdalen - eastern half, and Anticosti - eastern
half. Storm warnings are in effect for eastern shore, Sable, East
Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen - western half, Chaleur-Miscou - eastern half, and
Anticosti - western half. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait - northern
half and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

Higher than normal water levels and large waves along the Northeast
Coast of New Brunswick including the Bay of Chaleur near high tide
this afternoon.

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