Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 21 September 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northeast 15 knots early this morning and to northeast 20 near noon. Wind diminishing to northeast 15 Friday evening.

Chance of showers overnight and Friday morning.

High today plus 21. Low tonight plus 14. High Friday plus 19.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 21 September 2017
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots veering to northerly 15 to 20.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 21 September 2017

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM ADT 21 September 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today Tropical Storm Jose 980 mb located at
39.7N 68.0W.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Friday Tropical Storm Jose 986 mb located at
39.4N 68.0W.

At 9:00 a.m. ADT Friday Tropical Storm Jose 987 mb located at
39.4N 68.2W.
By 9:00 p.m. ADT Friday Post-tropical Storm Jose 989 mb located
at 39.4N 68.5W.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM ADT 21 September 2017 Strong to gale force easterlies will continue to affect southwestern
waters today and tonight as tropical storm Jose lies southwest of
Georges Bank. Winds will diminish somewhat on Friday as tropical
storm Jose drifts away from the district. Marine interests are
advised that gale warnings are in effect for Browns Bank, Georges
Bank, and West Scotian Slope - southwestern half.

At 3:00 AM ADT tropical storm Jose is located near 39.7 north
And 68.0 west, or about 150 nautical miles south-southeast of Cape
Cod. Minimum central pressure is 980 MB and maximum sustained winds
are 50 knots. Jose is moving east-northeast at 5 knots.

Tropical storm Jose is forecast to slowly turn southeast today then
curve back toward the southwest tonight. Increasing wave heights and
long period swells ahead of Jose have already reached the Atlantic
coastline of Nova Scotia and the Fundy coastline of New Brunswick.

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