Halifax Harbour and Approaches
Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2016
Today Tonight and Monday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 in the Approaches this morning. Wind becoming west 10 to 15 early this evening then diminishing to light overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 near noon Monday and to southeast 35 Monday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 Monday evening.
Chance of flurries this morning. Snow beginning Monday morning changing to rain Monday evening and ending Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Temperatures minus 6 rising to plus 4 Monday evening.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5035N 5920W to 5115N 5750W
to 5105N 5720W to 5040N 5730W to Newfoundland near 5035N 5725W. Sea
ice north and east of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from Quebec near 4830N 6415W to 4645N
6435W to New Brunswick near 4610N 6355W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.
Warnings (In effect)
Halifax Harbour and ApproachesIssued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2016
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM AST 11 December 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located near the Great Lakes.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Monday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Maritimes.
At 10:00 a.m. AST Monday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Monday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Nova Scotia.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:58 AM AST 11 December 2016 Strong to gale force northwesterlies persisting over most of the
district will gradually diminish late today or tonight as a ridge
Of high pressure approaches from the west later today. The ridge
Will lie over Newfoundland by Monday evening.
Cold temperatures in the strong northwesterly flow over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence will give freezing spray today and tonight.
On Monday a trough of low pressure will begin to track across Nova
Scotia. Winds will increase to strong to gale force southeasterlies
ahead of the trough and become strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies in its wake.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, Georges Bank,
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope,
Banquereau, Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are
In effect for Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- Eastern Shore - western half
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Sable - eastern half
- Sable - western half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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