Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 03 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to southerly 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Snow beginning after midnight changing to a few showers Wednesday morning and ending near noon Wednesday. Fog patches forming Wednesday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this evening.

Low tonight minus 6. High Wednesday plus 4.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind westerly 25 knots veering to northerly 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind northerly 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 3:30 PM AST 03 March 2015

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 3 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Wednesday ridge located east of the Marine

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday trough located east of the Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:25 PM AST 3 March 2015 A ridge of high pressure will pass through the district tonight.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies ahead of the ridge diminish to
Light to moderate winds in its vicinity. However..Storm force
northwesterlies over Cabot Strait will diminish this evening with the
approach of the ridge.

A trough of low pressure will approach from the west and move through
maritime waters on Wednesday. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead
of the trough veer to strong west to southwest winds in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are continued for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for southwestern shore..Lehave
Bank..Eastern shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and
Cabot Strait. Additionally..Freezing spray warnings remain if effect
for northern sections of the Scotian Slope marine areas and the
Laurentian Fan.

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