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Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 23 February 2024

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots except southerly 20 to 25 in the Approaches tonight and Saturday morning. Wind becoming north 25 late Saturday morning then backing to northwest 15 to 20 Saturday evening with gusts to 25 in the Approaches.

Scattered showers changing to rain this evening then to snow Saturday afternoon. Fog patches forming this evening and dissipating Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in snow.

Risk of freezing spray Saturday evening.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 23 February 2024
Sunday Wind north 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water. 

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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 23 February 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4529N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4509N 6448W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4615N
5923W to 4757N 6116W to 4711N 6256W to 4803N 6303W to 4942N 5853W to
4816N 5942W to 4728N 5922W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 23 February 2024 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located west of the Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday trough located from Cabot Strait to
Georges Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday trough located from Newfoundland to East
Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:15 PM AST 23 February 2024 A trough of low pressure west of the district will move eastward
across southern waters overnight tonight and Saturday. Gale force
southerlies will develop ahead of the trough and shift to strong to
gale force northerlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope,
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf - Magdalen and Anticosti -
southwestern half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore and all Gulf of St.
Lawrence waters.

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