Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 26 September 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 this afternoon then becoming northerly 15 this evening. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then becoming southeast 10 to 15 Wednesday morning. Wind veering to southwest 10 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Chance of showers Wednesday afternoon and evening. Fog patches forming Wednesday evening.

High today plus 25. Low tonight plus 15. High Wednesday plus 20.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 26 September 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northerly 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind north 20 knots.
Saturday Wind north 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 June 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 26 September 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today trough from 1001 mb low located from the
Great Northern Peninsula to Anticosti Island.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight trough from 994 mb low located from the
Avalon Peninsula to Nova Scotia.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Wednesday low 1002 mb located over western Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Wednesday warm front from low located from
Anticosti Island to Cabot Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:39 AM ADT 26 September 2017 At 9:00 AM ADT hurricane Lee was located near 29.9 north, 53.0 west
or about 620 nautical miles east-southeast of Bermuda. Maximum
sustained winds were 85 knots, the central pressure was 977
millibars. Lee is moving west-southwest at about 9 knots.

Lee is not expected to affect Canadian forecast waters at this time.

At 9:00 AM ADT hurricane Maria was located near 33.3 north, 73.1 west
or about 170 nautical miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. Maximum
sustained winds were 65 knots, central pressure was 970 millibars.
Maria is moving north at 6 knots.

Maria will be slowing down tonight and pass east of the coast of
North Carolina. It will then turn northeast and approach the Southern
Grand Banks late this week. Minimal effects are expected for the
Maritimes except strong to possible gale force northerlies for
southernmost waters.

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