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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this morning and to light late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 15 overnight and to southeast 20 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to east 25 to 30 near noon Sunday then diminishing to northerly 15 Sunday evening.

Snow beginning overnight becoming rain or snow Sunday afternoon then flurries Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this morning.

Temperatures minus 15 rising to plus 1 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots backing to northwest 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 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 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 Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan 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 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4610N 6000W to 4700N
6000W to 4840N 6150W to 5035N 5750W to 4750N 5950W to 4725N 5920W to
Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice west then east then north of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing low 955 mb located east of
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 1007 mb located near Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 994 mb located near Fourchu.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:39 AM AST 18 January 2020 Gale to storm force northerly winds over eastern waters in the wake
of an intense low pressure system east of Newfoundland will gradually
diminish throughout the day as the disturbance moves northeastward
away from the district.

A second low will develop near Cape Cod overnight tonight and track
near the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia on Sunday to lie near
Fourchu Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
forecast ahead of the low while strong to gale force easterlies are
expected north of it.

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

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except Georges
Bank.

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