Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 23 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late this evening then backing to westerly 10 to 15 Friday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 25 early Friday evening.

Chance of flurries Friday late in the day.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray in the Approaches late this evening.

Low tonight minus 10. High Friday plus 1.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northerly 20 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming east 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday 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 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

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)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 23 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 8:00 PM ADT 23 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight departing low 985 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Friday ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
the central Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:49 PM ADT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system south of Newfoundland will track northeastward
this evening to lie northeast of Newfoundland tonight. Gale force
northwesterlies will diminish tonight as the low pulls away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore-eastern half,
Sable-eastern half, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all marine waters.

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