Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind southeast 25 knots with gusts to 35 in the Approaches. Wind becoming southwest 25 early this morning then veering to westerly 20 to 25 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 Monday morning then backing to southwest 20 near noon Monday. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 30 Monday afternoon.

Rain changing to chance of showers this morning. Fog dissipating near noon.

High today plus 8. Low tonight minus 2. High Monday plus 3.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind light becoming southerly 15 knots late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 30.
Thursday Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 30.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert 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 Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4610N 5950W to 4635N
5920W to 4815N 6105W to 5000N 5820W to 4835N 5925W to Newfoundland
near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west and southeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located from the St. Lawrence River
to Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located from Labrador to Laurentian
Fan.

At 3:30 p.m. AST Monday departing trough located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:35 AM AST 26 February 2017 A trough of low pressure will move eastward across the district
today. Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the trough will
shift to strong to gale force behind it. A second trough will move
over northern waters Monday afternoon bringing gale force westerlies
in its wake over Anticosti in the evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait - northern half, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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