Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 27 October 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 15 knots increasing to northerly 20 early this morning then diminishing to northerly 15 this afternoon. Wind veering to easterly 10 to 15 after midnight then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Friday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 25 Friday afternoon and to southeast 35 Friday evening.

A few showers ending this morning. Rain beginning Friday afternoon.

High today plus 8. Low tonight plus 2. High Friday plus 10.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 27 October 2016
Saturday Wind westerly 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 27 October 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 ADT 27 October 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today departing low 1012 mb located southeast of
Laurentian Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT today ridge located on a line north-south over
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Friday deepening low located over Long Island.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday low located over the Gulf of Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:46 AM ADT 27 October 2016 A low pressure system will develop Thursday night over Long Island
and will deepen as it tracks northeastward to lie over the Gulf of
Maine by Friday afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds will
develop ahead of this disturbance and spread into western waters on

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern
shore, Lurcher, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable and East
Scotian Slope.

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