Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 21 October 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots with gusts to 35 in the Approaches. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 early this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 early Saturday morning then veering to southwest 25 Saturday evening.

A few showers changing to rain at times heavy near midnight and ending Saturday evening. Risk of thunderstorms overnight and Saturday. Fog patches forming this evening and dissipating Saturday evening.

Temperatures near plus 15.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 21 October 2016
Sunday Wind westerly 30 knots.
Monday Wind westerly 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.

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Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2016 Forecasts have ended for the season.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 21 October 2016

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 10:00 AM ADT 21 October 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 1000 mb located northwest of the Marine
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Saturday low 985 mb located over New England.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Saturday low located south of West Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Saturday low located near Cape Breton Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM ADT 21 October 2016 A couple low pressure systems will approach the marine district
tonight and Saturday. One low will move into New England Saturday
morning while the second low will track south of Nova Scotia during
the day Saturday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of the lows then shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies
in their wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Georges Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern
Shore..Fourchu..Sable..East Scotian Slope..Laurentian Fan and

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