Halifax Harbour and Approaches
Issued 03:30 PM ADT 08 April 2020
Tonight and Thursday.
Wind light except southeast 10 to 15 knots in sea breezes late this afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 10 to 15 this evening then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 Thursday afternoon and to southeast 20 to 25 Thursday evening.
Low tonight minus 2. High Thursday plus 3.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EDT 8 April 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4555N 5950W to 4555N 5930W
to 4725N 6030W to 4840N 6230W to 4925N 6015W to 4730N 5925W to 4725N
5710W to 4635N 5620W then eastward. Sea ice west north and east of
the ice edge.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:30 PM ADT 8 April 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 995 mb located south of West Scotian
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday intensifying low 985 mb located south
of Laurentian Fan.
At 8:00 p.m. ADT Thursday approaching low 978 mb located near the
Gulf of Maine.
At 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
the western Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Thursday departing ridge located over the eastern
Marine Weather StatementIssued 7:36 PM ADT 8 April 2020 An intense low pressure system will approach the marine district from
the west late Thursday and into Friday. Gale force winds will begin
over the western marine areas Thursday evening then spread over
remaining areas by Friday morning. Winds could potentially reach
storm force for some eastern and northern waters.
In addition, due to a series of abnormally high astronomical tides,
this system will bring higher than normal water levels and likelihood
of coastal flooding to areas along the Bay of Fundy during high tide
late Thursday evening. Marine interests are advised that a high water
level warning is in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan and Lurcher.
Marine interests are also advised that gale warnings are in effect
for Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank,
southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, and West Scotian Slope.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- 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
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern 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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