Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 03 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late this afternoon then backing to west 10 to 15 this evening. Wind backing to south 15 to 20 after midnight then increasing to south 25 to 30 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Snow beginning after midnight changing to a few showers Wednesday morning and ending near noon Wednesday. Fog patches forming Wednesday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 10 rising to plus 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind westerly 25 knots veering to northerly 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind northerly 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water. 

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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 Rivière-du-Loup Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo 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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 03 March 2015

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 03 March 2015

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 10:00 AM AST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing low located northeast of
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Wednesday ridge located east of the Marine
District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday trough located east of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:59 AM AST 3 March 2015 An intense low pressue centre continues to draw away from
Newfoundland.
Gale to storm force northwesterlies diminish to moderate as the low
moves away. A ridge of high pressure will pass through the district
tonight. Generally light to moderate winds in the vicinity of the
ridge become strong to gale force southerly behind it.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for all
Remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all regions except
Northumberland.. Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti which are mostly ice
covered.

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