Halifax Harbour and Approaches

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 November 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 this evening and to light after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Sunday morning and to southerly 35 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 Sunday evening.

Chance of showers late this morning. Rain and fog patches beginning early Sunday morning.

Temperatures plus 1 rising to plus 14 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 November 2017
Monday Wind west 25 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 20.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots veering to west 15 to 20.

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Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 November 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 10:00 AM AST 18 November 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 992 mb located over southwestern
Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 991 mb located east of
Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today deepening low 989 mb located south of the
Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 974 mb located over the Gaspe Peninsula.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
eastern New England.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:59 AM AST 18 November 2017 A low pressure system near Southwestern Newfoundland will continue to
track eastward across Newfoundland today. Strong to gale force
northwesterly winds affecting most waters this morning will gradually
diminish later today as the low moves away.

Another low pressure system developing south of the Great Lakes later
today will approach the region tonight to lie over the Gaspé
Peninsula by Sunday evening. Strengthening south to southeast winds
ahead of this second low are expected to reach gale force over most
western waters on Sunday. On Sunday afternoon southerly gales over
extreme southwest waters could possibly reach storm force.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Fundy.

Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels can be expected near high tide Sunday afternoon for the Bay of
Chaleur, the gulf coast from Miramichi north, and eastern facing
coastlines of the Gaspé Peninsula. Storm surge and waves are expected
to impact those areas Sunday afternoon possibly causing minor
flooding.

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