Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 16 August 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots veering to northwest 10 to 15 early this evening then becoming light late overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Thursday morning then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Thursday evening.

Fog patches dissipating early this afternoon.

High today plus 25. Low tonight plus 15. High Thursday plus 23.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 16 August 2017
Friday Wind light.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 knots.

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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 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 16 August 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today Hurricane Gert 974 mb located at 37.0N
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Thursday Hurricane Gert 978 mb located at
41.4N 54.1W.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today trough located on a line north-south over
New Brunswick.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday low 998 mb located north of Anticosti
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Thursday low 1000 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM ADT 16 August 2017 At 9:00 A.M. ADT, hurricane Gert was located near 37.0 degrees
North and 67.4 degrees west, or 414 nautical miles south of
Yarmouth. Gert was moving east northeast at 18 knots. Maximum
sustained winds were 85 knots and central pressure was 974 MB.

Marine interests are advised that the combination of cool air,
Warm waters and favourable atmospheric conditions will give the
potential for waterspout development on Thursday over the gulf
Of St Lawrence waters.

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