Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 19 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind southwesterly 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early this evening then increasing to north 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to north 20 Monday afternoon and to north 25 Monday evening.

Chance of showers beginning early this evening changing to chance of flurries overnight and Monday with risk of freezing drizzle overnight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray in the Approaches Monday evening.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 5 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 February 2017
Tuesday Wind north 25 knots diminishing to north 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind light becoming south 10 to 15 knots late in the day.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday 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 19 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4610N 5955W to 4705N
6000W to 4825N 6120W to 5000N 5815W to 4835N 5925W to Newfoundland
near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west and southeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W. 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 10:00 AM AST 19 February 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 10:00 AM AST 19 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 995 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 998 mb located east of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough from low located from the Avalon
Peninsula to Lurcher.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Monday trough located southeast of Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 AM AST 19 February 2017 A low pressure system over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will track
eastward today to lie east of Newfoundland this evening. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies over southern waters will diminish this
afternoon as the low moves away. On Monday strong northerlies will
develop in the wake of the system and could reach gale force over
southern waters late in the day.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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