Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 in the Approaches this morning. Wind becoming west 10 to 15 early this evening then diminishing to light overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 near noon Monday and to southeast 35 Monday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 Monday evening.

Chance of flurries this morning. Snow beginning Monday morning changing to rain Monday evening and ending Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 6 rising to plus 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2016
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind westerly 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5035N 5920W to 5115N 5750W
to 5105N 5720W to 5040N 5730W to Newfoundland near 5035N 5725W. Sea
ice north and east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Quebec near 4830N 6415W to 4645N
6435W to New Brunswick near 4610N 6355W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2016

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 11 December 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located near the Great Lakes.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Monday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Maritimes.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Monday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Monday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM AST 11 December 2016 Strong to gale force northwesterlies persisting over most of the
district will gradually diminish late today or tonight as a ridge
Of high pressure approaches from the west later today. The ridge
Will lie over Newfoundland by Monday evening.

Cold temperatures in the strong northwesterly flow over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence will give freezing spray today and tonight.

On Monday a trough of low pressure will begin to track across Nova
Scotia. Winds will increase to strong to gale force southeasterlies
ahead of the trough and become strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, Georges Bank,
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope,
Banquereau, Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are
In effect for Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou
and Anticosti.

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