Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 29 August 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Wind light increasing to southwest 10 to 15 knots this morning and to southwest 15 to 20 near noon with gusts to 25 in the Approaches. Wind becoming west 10 to 15 early this evening then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 late this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 overnight and to light Tuesday evening.

A few showers beginning this morning changing to chance of showers this evening.

High today plus 22. Low tonight plus 16. High Tuesday plus 21.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 29 August 2016
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind light becoming northerly 15 knots late in the day.
Friday Wind northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.

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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 Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2016 Forecasts have ended for the season.
Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM ADT 29 August 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today departing ridge located over the southeastern
Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today low 1007 mb located near the Gaspe
Peninsula.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Tuesday deepening low 996 mb located over
Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:01 AM ADT 29 August 2016 An intensifying low pressure system approaching from Quebec will
cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence today. This will give strong to gale
force south to southwest winds ahead of the low, shifting to strong
to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf Magdalen, and Anticosti.

As of 3:00 AM ADT, hurricane Gaston is located near 30.6 degrees
north and 55.1 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 105 knots.
Minimum central pressure is about 957 MB. It is currently nearly
stationary.

Note that Gaston is forecast to pass well south of Canadian forecast
waters.

As of 3:00 AM ADT tropical depression 8 is located near 32.4 degrees
north and 72.5 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 30 knots.
Minimum central pressure is about 1010 MB. It is currently moving
west-northwest at 9 knots.

The depression is expected to become tropical storm Hermine late
today or tonight. There is great uncertainty about the development of
the storm, and whether it will have any efect on Canadian waters.
There are some indications it may dissipate before reaching our
waters.

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