Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 18 February 2018

Tonight and Monday.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to southwest 20 Monday afternoon.

Temperatures near plus 1.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 February 2018
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday Open water. 

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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 Roméo LeBlanc 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 18 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4530N
5750W to 4700N 5750W to 4715N 5655W to Newfoundland near 4705N
5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 18 February 2018 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 985 mb located south of Laurentian Fan.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Monday departing low 984 mb located over the
southern Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight building ridge located over the western
Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Monday ridge located over the southeastern Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:50 PM AST 18 February 2018 An intensifying low pressure system currently south of Laurentian Fan
will continue to track eastward this evening to lie over the Southern
Grand Banks by early Monday morning. Gale force northerly winds
associated with this feature will continue to diminish this evening
except over Laurentian Fan waters where storm to hurricane force
northerly winds north of the low will diminish to gale force late
this evening.

Elsewhere, winds will continue to diminish across the region as a
ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Laurentian Fan - southern half. A storm warning is in
effect for Laurentian Fan - northern half. Gale warnings are in
effect for East Scotian Slope, Sable, and Banquereau - southern half.

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