Halifax Harbour and Approaches


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 17 February 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light late this afternoon then increasing to south 15 after midnight. Wind backing to southeast 15 to 20 early Sunday morning then to northeast 20 early Sunday afternoon. Wind backing to northwest 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

Periods of snow beginning early Sunday morning and ending Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Low tonight minus 7. High Sunday plus 2.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 17 February 2018
Monday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 17 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 4540N
5815W to 4715N 5725W 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 3:30 PM AST 17 February 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located over the western Marine
By 2:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located over the eastern Marine

At 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday intensifying low 992 mb located near
Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday departing low 984 mb located south of
Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:28 PM AST 17 February 2018 Gales over northeastern waters will diminish this evening as the
ridge of high pressure continues to track over the region this

A low pressure system will approach rapidly from the southwest early
Sunday morning and intensify as it tracks across southern slope
waters. Gale to storm force winds are expected over southern waters
on Sunday, with a short period of hurricane force winds near the
track of the low centre.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane warning are in effect for
West Scotian Slope and East Scotian Slope. Storm warning are in
effect for Georges Bank and Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in
effect for browns, lahave, Sable, Banquereau and Cabot.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for eastern shore - eastern half, Sable - eastern half,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait, and all Gulf of St. Lawrence

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