Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 12 February 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to west 15 early this afternoon then diminishing to light near midnight. Wind increasing to northeast 10 to 15 late overnight and to northeast 20 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 30 near noon Saturday then diminishing to north 20 Saturday evening.

Chance of flurries today and early this evening. Periods of snow beginning early Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Saturday morning.

Temperatures near minus 6.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southeast 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday 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 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W to 4805N 5940W
to 4945N 5815W to 4815N 6300W to 4740N 6305W to 4750N 6110W to 4655N
6000W to Nova Scotia near 4615N 5955W. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 12 February 2016

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 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing trough located over Banquereau.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday intensifying low 991 mb located south
of East Scotian Slope.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Saturday low 982 mb located over Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM AST 12 February 2016 A trough of low pressure over Banquereau will depart the marine
district this afternoon. Northwesterly gales over eastern waters will
diminish later today. On Saturday a low will develop south of the
marine district and track through eastern waters to lie over
Newfoundland by Saturday evening.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for southwestern shore..
LaHave Bank..Eastern shore..Fourchu..Sable..East Scotian Slope and
Banquereau. Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray
Warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher..Browns Bank..
Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern shore..Fourchu..Cabot
Strait..Banquereau northwestern half..Northumberland Strait-eastern
Half..Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti.

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