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Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 05 February 2023

Today Tonight and Monday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 in the Approaches. Wind becoming west 10 to 15 early this morning then backing to southwest 20 this afternoon with gusts to 30 in the Approaches. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 near midnight and to light Monday morning. Wind increasing to north 15 to 20 Monday evening with gusts to 30 in the Approaches.

Periods of snow beginning this afternoon changing to showers this evening and ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray early this morning.

Temperatures minus 10 rising to plus 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 05 February 2023
Tuesday Wind northeast 30 knots diminishing to variable 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots veering to northwest 30.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

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.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 5 February 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying trough located on a line
north-south over Sable Island.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Monday departing trough located east of

At 8:00 p.m. AST Monday approaching low 996 mb located near
Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:40 AM AST 5 February 2023 Gales will end over eastern waters as a ridge builds in from Maine.
By this evening a trough will intensify as it moves east towards
Sable Island, giving strong to possibly gale force southwesterlies
over southern and eastern waters. Finally, a low approaching from the
southwest will give strong to gale force northeasterlies for
southwestern waters late on Monday.

An extremely cold airmass sitting over the region combined with the
winds are keeping moderate to severe freezing spray over much of the
marine district. Conditions are expected to improve today and tonight
as the cold air moves away and winds subside.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Banquereau - northern half. Gale warnings are in effect for Lurcher,
browns banks, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu,
Banquereau - southern half, Laurentian Fan , Cabot Strait and
Gulf-Magdalen - northeastern half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore, Sable, East
Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait,
Gulf - Magdalen and Anticosti.

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