Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 17 March 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to west 25 near noon then veering to northwest 20 to 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 near noon Sunday.

Flurries ending early this afternoon. Chance of flurries tonight and Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray in the Approaches today tonight and Sunday morning.

High today minus 4. Low tonight minus 9. High Sunday minus 4.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 17 March 2018
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to northeast 30 knots late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:29 AM EDT 17 March 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:29 AM EDT 17 March 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4515N 6105W to 4510N 6030W
to 4705N 5905W to 4700N 5715W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea
ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 17 March 2018

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 17 March 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today quasi-stationary low located northeast of
the Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight trough located south of the Marine

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:05 AM ADT 17 March 2018 A quasi-stationary low pressure system northeast of the district will
maintain a cold and unstable flow over the region for the next few
days. Strong to gale force west to northwesterlies will spread across
all waters today. Freezing spray will develop over all except
southernmost waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Fundy, southwestern shore, Northumberland Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen and Chaleur-Miscou.
Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, Browns Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, eastern shore,
Sable, Fourchu, Banquereau-northwestern half, and all gulf of
St. Lawrence waters.

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