Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 08 February 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 near noon and to northeast 40 late this afternoon with gusts to 50 in the Approaches. Wind diminishing to northeast 35 near midnight and to north 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to north 15 to 20 Tuesday morning and to light Tuesday afternoon.

Snow today and tonight. Chance of flurries beginning Tuesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray today.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to zero overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 08 February 2016
Wednesday Wind northwesterly 20 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to west 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday 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 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 4955N 5810W to 4925N 5940W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to
4835N 6255W to 4705N 6310W to 4640N 6200W 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 08 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 976 mb located southwest of
the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 974 mb located near East Scotian Slope.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Tuesday low 976 mb located over Banquereau.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday departing low 994 mb located near the
Avalon Peninsula.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Tuesday deepening low 996 mb located off the
East Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday low 988 mb located near Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:52 AM AST 8 February 2016 An intense low pressure system southwest of the marine district will
move northeastward to lie over the slope waters this evening. The low
will gradually weaken on Tuesday as it drifts east of the region
later in the day. Gale to storm force northeasterlies are expected
ahead of the low, with gale to storm force westerlies south of the
system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all Atlantic waters except Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for
Fundy..Grand Manan..Fourchu..Cabot Strait..Northumberland Strait..
Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti.

This low will also give higher than normal water levels and rough and
pounding waves for the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia. Highest water
levels will occur near the high tide this evening and again Tuesday
morning. In addition, high waves combined with high water levels may
cause minor flooding for east facing shorelines of Southern Cape
Breton.

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