Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 07 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots veering to northwest 20 early this evening then to north 15 near midnight. Wind veering to northeast 20 late overnight then increasing to northeast 25 to 35 near noon Monday. Wind increasing to northeast 40 Monday evening with gusts to 50 in the Approaches.

Chance of showers this afternoon. Snow beginning Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray overnight and Monday morning.

High today plus 4. Low tonight minus 7. High Monday minus 2.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to north 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday 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 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W to Nova Scotia near 4605N 6130W. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 07 February 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM AST 07 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 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. AST today cold front located near the Gaspe Peninsula.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing cold front located over
Banquereau.

At midnight AST tonight low 981 mb located off Cape Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight deepening low 973 mb located near
Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:52 AM AST 7 February 2016 A cold front will pass through the Gulf of St Lawrence this afternoon
to lie over Banquereau this evening. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies ahead of the front veer to strong to gale force
northwesterlies behind it.

A low pressure system forming northeast of Florida will rapidly
intensify today and tonight as it moves northeastward to lie over
george's bank Monday evening. Gale to storm force northeasterlies are
expected as the low approaches.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Lurcher..Browns Bank..George's bank..Southwestern shore..Lahave
Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..Sable..East Scotian Slope..
Banquereau and Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters. Freezing spray warnings remain in effect for
Fourchu..Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St Lawrence waters.
A combination of pounding surf at Monday's high tide will result in
higher than normal water levels along the south shore of Nova Scotia.

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