Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 15 December 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind west 20 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to northeast 15 late overnight. Wind backing to north 20 early Saturday morning then to northwest 15 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to northwest 20 Saturday evening with gusts to 30 in the Approaches.

Periods of light snow beginning after midnight and ending Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

A risk of freezing spray in the Approaches Saturday evening.

Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 6 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwesterly 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 25 late in the day.

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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 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 15 December 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today quasi-stationary low 958 mb located over
northern Labrador.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1006 mb located east of Cape Hatteras.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday intensifying low 980 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday low 963 mb located east of the Avalon
Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:12 PM AST 15 December 2017 A persistent large low pressure system over Northern Labrador will
maintain gale force west to southwesterlies over the northern half of
the marine district today. Another low will approach the district
rapidly from the southwest tonight and intensify as it crosses
Laurentian Fan Friday morning. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
will develop ahead of this system early Friday morning then shift to
gale to storm force westerlies behind it. Winds will diminish to
strong to gale force northwesterlies late on Friday as the low moves
away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Scotian Slope - eastern half, Banquereau - southeastern half and
Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, southwestern shore, Sable -
western half,eastern shore - western half, and Northumberland Strait.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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