Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 12 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Wind west 15 knots diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to northeast 20 to 25 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to north 15 Saturday evening.

Chance of flurries late this afternoon and early this evening. Periods of light snow beginning late overnight changing to snow early Saturday afternoon then to a few flurries Saturday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures near minus 6.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southeast 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 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 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W to 4805N 5940W
to 4945N 5815W to 4815N 6300W to 4740N 6305W to 4750N 6110W to 4655N
6000W to Nova Scotia near 4615N 5955W. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 3:30 PM AST 12 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 3:30 PM AST 12 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 5:00 a.m. AST Saturday departing ridge located from the Gulf
of St. Lawrence to the Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday intensifying low 991 mb located south
of East Scotian Slope.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Saturday low 982 mb located over Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:17 PM AST 12 February 2016 A ridge of high pressure will quickly pass over the Maritimes
tonight. On Saturday a low will develop south of the marine district
and track through eastern waters to lie over Newfoundland by Saturday
evening. Gale force easterlies north of the lows track become storm
force southerly winds south of the low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for Georges Bank..
Southwestern shore.. LaHave Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..
Fourchu..Sable..East Scotian Slope and Banquereau. Marine interests
are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in effect for
Lurcher..Browns Bank.. Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern
Shore..Fourchu..Cabot Strait..Banquereau northwestern half..
Northumberland Strait-eastern half..Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti.

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