Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 22 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots veering to southwest 20 early this evening then increasing to northwest 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 near noon Thursday.

Chance of showers beginning this evening changing to flurries near midnight then to chance of flurries Thursday.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray in the Approaches overnight and Thursday.

Low tonight minus 10. High Thursday minus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 22 March 2017
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 20 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 20 to 25.
Sunday Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday 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 EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6005W to 4520N
5925W to 4620N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6450W to New
Brunswick near 4525N 6520W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 22 March 2017

'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 3:30 PM ADT 22 March 2017

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 3:30 PM ADT 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 1000 mb located over southern New
Brunswick.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday low 996 mb located near Cape Breton
Island.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT Thursday departing low 992 mb located south
of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 22 March 2017 A low pressure system developing over Southern New Brunswick will
slowly track eastward tonight and Thursday. Gale to storm force north
to northwesterlies will develop north and west of the low.

In addition freezing spray will develop in the cold northerly winds
in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore-eastern half, Sable-eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all marine waters.

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